Butterflies of Norway



English name: Peacock Butterfly
Norwegian name: Dagpåfugløye
Auctor: Linnaeus, 1758
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis io in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 472.
Syn.: ioides (Ochsenheimer, 1807)
geisha (Stichel, [1908])
caucasica (Jakhontov, 1911)
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Subspecies in Norway: N. i. io.
Worldwide distribution: South and Central Europe, temperate parts of Asia to the Russian Pacific


N. io io

Auctor: Linnaeus, 1758
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: South Norway east of the central mountain chain.
Notes: The species was first recorded in Norway as late as 1902 and it was a
very rare species in the beginning of the century. In the 1970's and -80's
it had become one of the most common butterflies in east Norway.
During the 1990's it suddenly disappeared from many localities. During the
last couple of years it seems to be building up strong populations again.
Described forms found in Norway: none
Etymology: io: Io was the grand daughter of Inachis, a river stream god in .
Greek mythology.


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 Kommune  Coll. date  Remarks
 1  18  TEI  Nome  10-JUL-2003  male
 2  28  BØ  Nedre Eiker  17-AUG-1997  female (ventral view)

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