Butterflies of Norway




English name: Arctic Woodland Alpine.
Norwegian name: Polarringvinge.
Auctor: (Staudinger, 1871)
Original description: as Erebia medusa polaris in Cat. Lep. europ. Faunengeb. (Ed. 2) 1 : 24.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: North Lapland.
Worldwide distribution: North Norway, North Finland and North-west Russia to Ural Mts.
Subspecies in Norway: E.p.polaris.
Worldwide subspecies: E.p.polaris Staudinger, 1871 - N Norway, N Finland, NW Russia.
E.p.uralensis Staudinger, 1871 - S Urals.


E. polaris polaris

Auctor: (Staudinger, 1871)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: North Lapland.
Distribution in Norway: In Norway exclusively known from the northernmost region of Finnmark, where it is
found only near the Arctic fjords and rivers.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: polaris: Polos = pole of the earth.



Erebia polaris polaris from North Norway


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4 5 6






Coll. date


In coll.


1 173 FV Alta 26-JUN-1999 Tony Nagypal TN
2 173 FV Alta 12-JUL-1981 Tony Nagypal TN
3 173 FV Alta 12-JUL-1981 Tony Nagypal TN ♂ - ventral view
4 173 FV Alta 12-JUL-1981 Tony Nagypal TN
5 173 FV Alta 27-JUN-1999 Tony Nagypal TN
6 173 FV Alta 26-JUN-1999 Tony Nagypal TN ♀ - ventral view


Erebia polaris locality


Locality of Erebia polaris polaris (Finnmark fylke)



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