Butterflies of Norway

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BOLORIA POLARIS

 

English name: UK: Arctic Fritillary. US: Polar Fritillary.
Norwegian name: Polarperlemorvinge.
Auctor: (Boisduval, 1829)
Original description: as Argynnis polaris in Eur. Lep. Index Method: 15.
Syn.: groenlandica (Skinner, 1892)
Type locality of nominate species: Nordkapp (North Cape) Peninsula, Norway.
Worldwide distribution: Holarctic; from the extreme north of Fennoscandia across Siberia
to north-eastern Russia. North-western, northern (!) and eastern
coast of Greenland, Alaska, northern Canada and Nunavut.
Distribution in Norway: North Norway. Not found south of Saltdalen, Nordland.
Subspecies in Norway: B.p.polaris.
Worldwide subspecies: B.p.polaris (Boisduval, 1829) - N Fennoscandia, Greenland.
B.p."noname" sensu Gorbunov, 2001 - Polar Ural, tundra zone of Siberia, ?Novaya Zemlya Is.
B.p.kurentzovi (Wyatt, 1861) [= B.p.digna (Churkin, 2001)] - Chukotka Peninsula, ?Wrangel Is.
B.p.erda (Christoph, 1893) [= B.p.kitoica (Belik, 1996)] [= B.p.puella (Churkin, 1999)] - C and E Siberia.
Etymology: polaris: Polos = pole of the earth.


Boloria (Clossiana) polaris from North Norway (41kB)

 

 
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BOLORIA  POLARIS  POLARIS

 Specimen

 EIS

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 Kommune

 Coll. date

 Legit

 In coll.

 Remarks

 1  165  FV  Alta  07-JUL-1981  Tony Nagypal  TN  male, elevation 400 m
 2  165  FV  Alta  08-JUL-1981  Tony Nagypal  TN  male, elevation 400 m
 3  154  TRI  Balsfjord  03-JUL-1980  Tony Nagypal  TN  female, elevation 450 m




pola-13.JPG (50115 bytes)

 

 
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BOLORIA  POLARIS  POLARIS

 Specimen

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 Kommune

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 Legit

 In coll.

 Remarks

 1  174  FN  Porsanger  29-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  
 2  175  FN  Porsanger  03-JUL-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  
 3  174  FN  Porsanger  29-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  
 4  174  FN  Porsanger  30-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  
 5  174  FN  Porsanger  30-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  
 6  182  FN  Porsanger  03-JUL-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  ventral view
 7  181  FN  Porsanger  25-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  ventral view
 8  174  FN  Porsanger  29-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  ventral view
 9  174  FN  Porsanger  29-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  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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