Butterflies of Norway




English name: Arctic Grayling.
Norwegian name: Vidderingvinge.
Auctor: (Schneider, 1792)
Original description: as Papilio bore in Neust. Mag. ent. Stralsund : 415
Syn.: crambis Freyer, 1845
Type locality of nominate species: Lapland.
Worldwide distribution: Arctic parts of Europe, Siberia, Chukot Peninsula, Kamchatka and North America.
Subspecies in Norway: O.b.bore.
Worldwide subspecies: O.b.bore (Schneider, 1792) - Arctic Europe.
O.b.patrushevae Korshunov, 1985 - Tundras of Siberia.
O.b.ammon Elwes, 1899 - Altai, Sayan, Tuva, Mongolia.
O.b.pansa Christoph, 1893 - C and E Siberia to Baikal, N Transbaikalia, Bureya, ?Kamchatka.
O.b.mackkinliensis dos Passos, 1949 - Chukot Peninsula, Alaska.
O.b.hanburyi Watkins, 1928 - Coronation Gulf to Hudson Bay.
O.b.taygete Geyer - North Canada, local colonies from Alaska to Labrador and Colorado.


O. bore bore

Auctor: (Schneider, 1792)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Lapland.
Distribution in Norway: North Norway; only known from Finnmark; Alta, Karasjok and Sør-Varanger.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: bore: From boreas (Greek) = the north wind.

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Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
1 169 Sør-Varanger ? 1878 Andreas Bredal Wessel ZMO m
2 169 Sør-Varanger 19-VI-1966 Reidar Mehl ZMO m
3 169 Sør-Varanger 30-VI-1878 Andreas Bredal Wessel ZMO f
4 166 FV Alta 26-VI-1924 Emil Barca ZMO f
5 169 Sør-Varanger 19-VI-1966 Reidar Mehl ZMO f
6 169 Sør-Varanger 30-VI-1878 Andreas Bredal Wessel 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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