Butterflies of Norway

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MELITAEA ATHALIA

 

English name: Heath Fritillary.
Norwegian name: Vanlig rutevinge
Auctor: (Rottemburg, 1775)
Original description: as Papilio athalia in Naturforscher, Halle 6 :5.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: Vicinity of Paris, France.
Worldwide distribution: Europe across temperate belt of Asia to Amur and Kamchatka.
Subspecies in Norway: M.a.lachares, M.a.fennica, M.a.norvegica.
Etymology: athalia: athal = not green, withered. Named in illusion to the devastation
produced by its larvae.

 

M. athalia lachares

Auctor: Fruhstorfer, 1919
Original description: as Melitaea athalia lachares in Arch. Naturgesch. 83 (A) (3) : 178.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden (?Stockholm).
Distribution in Norway: Lowland of South Norway.
Notes: Specimens of M. athalia from Norway are different from specimens
from East Sweden. It is possible that Norwegian athalias do not
belong to ssp. lachares.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: - - -

 

M. athalia ?fennica

Auctor: Björn Petersen, 1947
Original description: as Melitaea athalia fennica in Nordens Fjärilar 30.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Kemi, Finland..
Distribution in Norway: Restricted to a few localities in Sogn og Fjordane and Hordaland.
Notes: The taxonomic status of this population is not clear.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: - - -

 

M. athalia norvegica

Auctor: Aurivillius, 1888
Original description: as Melitaea athalia var. norvegica in Nordens Fjärilar 30.
Syn.: scandinavica (Staudinger, 1892)
borealis Lindström, 1928
polaris Rygge, 1921 (nom. nud.)
Type locality of subspecies: Dovrefjell, Norway.
Distribution in Norway: Mountains of South Norway. North Norway from sea-level.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: norvegica = of Norway.





Melitaea athalia lachares from South Norway
 

 
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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  LACHARES

Specimen

EIS

Region

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Coll. date

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Remarks

1 12 Ø Halden 16-VI-1990 Tony Nagypal TN  
2 18 TEI Nome 15-VI-2003 Tony Nagypal TN  
3 20 Ø Halden 06-VI-1992 Tony Nagypal TN  
4 27 Øvre Eiker 05-VI-1990 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view
5 27 Øvre Eiker 12-VI-1989 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view
6 27 Øvre Eiker 06-VII-1996 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view


 

 



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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  LACHARES

Specimen

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Kommune

Coll. date

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In coll.

Remarks

1 19 VE Borre 04-VII-1940   ZMO  
2 19 Kongsberg   Johan Heinrich Spalckh. Siebke ZMO  
3 28 AK Nesodden 08-VII-1928 Karl Haanshus ZMO f
4 8 VAI Sirdal   Embrik Strand ZMO f
5 19 Ø Moss 29-VII-1915 Emil Barca ZMO  
6 17 TEI Kviteseid 02-VII-1915   ZMO "ab. navarina Selys"
7 19 Ø Moss 08-VII-1908 Emil Barca ZMO  


 




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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  LACHARES

Specimen

EIS

Region

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Coll. date

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Remarks

1 78 MRI Sunndal 13-VII-1942 Magne Opheim ZMO  
2 78 MRI Sunndal 14-VII1-1939 Magne Opheim ZMO  
3 2 VAY Kristiansand 30-VI-1886 Axel Otto Christian Hagemann ZMO  

 

 


Melitaea athalia lachares from East Sweden

 

 
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For comparison:  MELITAEA  ATHALIA  LACHARES  from  East Sweden

Specimen

EIS

Län

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1   Kalmar Öland 01-VII-1987 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  
2   Kalmar Västervik 05-VII-1987 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  
3   Kalmar Valdemarsvik 01-VII-1989 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  
4   Gotland Gotland 30-VI-1992 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view
5   Gotland Gotland 13-VII-1998 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view
6   Gotland Gotland 16-VII-1998 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view


 



Melitaea athalia norvegica from South Norwegian mountains
 

 
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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  NORVEGICA  -  from mountains of South Norway

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

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In coll.

Remarks

1 71 ON Dovre 10-VII-1982 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  
2 71 ON Dovre 10-VII-1982 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  
3 71 ON Dovre 10-VII-1982 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  
4 71 ON Dovre 17-VI-1990 Torbjørn Pedersen TN  






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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  NORVEGICA  -  from mountains of South Norway

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 71 ON Dovre 16-VII-1877   ZMO  
2 79 STI Oppdal VIII-1915   ZMO m
3 79 STI Oppdal 14-VII-1928 Emil Barca ZMO f
4 71 ON Dovre 16-VII-1877   ZMO  
5 71 ON Dovre VII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
6 79 STI Oppdal 10-VII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
7 79 STI Oppdal 19-VII-1877   ZMO  
8 71 ON Dovre     ZMO  
9 79 STI Oppdal 13-VII-1921 N. Grønlien ZMO  
10 79 STI Oppdal 07-VIII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
11 79 STI Oppdal 1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
12   ?ON   VII-1916 ex. coll. Johan Rygge ZMO  





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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  NORVEGICA  -  from North Norway

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 169 Sør-Varanger 1882 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
2 169 Sør-Varanger 1882 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
3 169 Sør-Varanger 1882 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
4 167 FI Karasjok 30-VII-1879 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f





Melitaea athalia fennica from Norway
 

 
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MELITAEA  ATHALIA  FENNICA

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 51 SFI Lærdal 02-VII-1991 Tony Nagypal TN  


 

For further notes, photos and maps of this species, check out
the Lepidoptera homepage of the Zoological Museum of Oslo/Norwegian Entomological Society/Skogforsk
(text in Norwegian).



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