Butterflies of Norway




English name: Brown Hairstreak
Norwegian name: Slåpetornstjertvinge
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Plebejus betulae in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 482.
Syn.: spinosae (Gerhard, 1850)
Syn.: ongodai Tutt, 1908
Syn.: daurica Dubatolov, 1999
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden
Subspecies in Norway: T. b. betulae
Worldwide distribution: Europe, temperate parts of Asia to Mongolia, China and Korea.


T. betulae betulae

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: --
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: Restricted to the coast from Oslo in the north to Tvedestrand in
the south. An old record from Hamar (1905) has never been reconfirmed.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: betula = birch.

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Coll. date


In coll.


1 28 AK Oslo 23-VIII-1848 Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m
2 19 Ø Moss 13-VIII-1910 Emil Barca ZMO m
3 28 AK Oslo 16-VIII-1914 ex. coll. Johan Rygge ZMO m
4 19 Ø Moss 22-VIII-1910 Emil Barca ZMO f
5 28 AK Bærum 09-IX-1962 Magne Opheim ZMO f
6 28 AK Oslo 13-VIII-1850 Johan Heinrich Spalck. Siebke ZMO f
7 28 AK Oslo 21-VIII-1876 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m - ventral view
8 19 Ø Moss 09-IX-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f - ventral view
9 20 Ø Fredrikstad 1900   ZMO f - ventral view


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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