Butterflies of Norway




English name: Violet Copper
Norwegian name: Fiolett gullvinge
Auctor: ([Denis & Schiffermüller], [1775])
Original description: in Syst. Werke Schmett. Wienergegend : 181.
Syn.: amphidamas (Esper, 1780)
Type locality of nominate species: Vienna, Austria.
Subspecies in Norway: L. h. lapponica.
Worldwide distribution: Central and North Europe, through Siberia to Amur, Ussuri, Mongolia,
E Kazakhstan, China and North Korea.
Etymology: Helle, daughter of Athamas and Nephele, was goddess of Hellespont Sea (Greek mythology).


L. helle lapponica

Auctor: (Backhaus, 1876)
Original description: in Entomol. Monatsbl. I:40
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: - - -
Distribution in Norway: Southeast Norway and nr Narvik, Nordland fylke.
Found once in Finnmark fylke (1924),
Notes: A rare species in Norway.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: lapponica = of Lapland.

L. helle


1 2






Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
1 70 ON Lesja 10-JUN-1986 Torbjørn Pedersen TN m
2 79 STI Oppdal 07-JUN-1979 Torbjørn Pedersen TN m (ventral view)
3 Sweden Jämtland Krokom 08-JUL-1998 Tony Nagypal TN f


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