Butterflies of Norway

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VANESSA ATALANTA

 

English name: Red Admiral
Norwegian name: Admiral
Auctor: Linnaeus, 1758
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis atalanta in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I:478.
Syn.: amiralis, (Reitzius, 1783)
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Subspecies in Norway: Probably no subspecies exists of V.atalanta (although North American
atalanta's are often referred to as ssp. rubria).
Worldwide distribution: Azores, Canary Isls., North Africa, Europe, temperate parts of Asia, North
America south to Guatemala, Haiti, Bermuda, Hawaiï, New Zealand.
Distribution in Norway: Entire Norway.
Notes: A migrant species. Most summers it treks from South Europe all the way
to Norway.V.atalanta can occasionally survive hibernation in Norway, but
the species can never become a permanent resident in the Norwegian climate.
V.atalanta is not seen every year in the country, but it has become more
frequent over the last couple of decades.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: Atalanta was a legendary maiden noted for her fleetness of foot (Greek
mythology)

 



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VANESSA  ATALANTA

 Specimen

 EIS

 Region

 Kommune

 Coll. date

 Remarks

 1  19  Ø  Rygge  04-SEP-1998  
 2  19  Ø  Rygge  18-JUL-1992  (ventral view)

 

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