Butterflies of Norway




English name: Glanville Fritillary.
Norwegian name: Prikkrutevinge
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis cinxia in Syst. Nat. (Ed. 10) I:480.
Syn.: pilosella (Rottemburg, 1775)
delia [(Denis & Schiffermüller), 1775]
abacus (Retzius, 1783) nom. nud.
fulla (Quensel, 1791)
amardea Grum-Grshimailo, 1895
clarissa Staudinger, 1901
horvathi Abafi-Aigner, 1906
kasyi Gross & Ebert, 1975
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Worldwide distribution: Morocco, W. Algeria, Europe, Lebanon, Palaearctic Region to North Kazakhstan,
Mongolia NW and NW China.
Subspecies in Norway: M.c.cinxia.


M. cinxia cinxia

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: --
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: Restricted to areas around the Oslofjord.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: Cinxia was the godess of marriage (Roman mythology).

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Coll. date


In coll.


1 28 AK Oslo 1845 Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m
2 18 TEY Porsgrunn 03-VI-1976 Geir E. E. Søli ZMO m
3 28 AK Oslo   Collett ZMO m   ventral view
4 28 AK Oslo 1845 Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m
5 19 VE Borre 1937 Jan Kielland ZMO f
6         Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO f  ventral view
7 28 AK Ås 16-VI-1906 H. Henrichsen ZMO f
8         Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO f
9 28 AK Oslo 26-VI-1850 Johan Heinrich Spalckh. Siebke ZMO f


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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