Butterflies of Norway




English name: Wall Brown.
Norwegian name: Sydlig ringvinge.
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1767)
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis megera in Syst. Nat. (Edn. 12), I : 771.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: Austria and Denmark.
Worldwide distribution: N Africa, Middle East, S and C Europe to the Urals, Iraq, Iran, Transcaucasus to
Subspecies in Norway: P.m.megera.


P. megera megera

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1767)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Austria and Denmark.
Distribution in Norway: Confined to the coast line of South-East Norway.
Notes: P. megera has not been found on the southern coast (Sørlandet) since the mid-1960s.
The northern limit in Norway is Hurum, south of Drammen.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: megera: Megara was a Theban princess in Greek mythology,
daughter of King Kreon and wife of Herakles.


Pararge (Lasiommata) megera from Norway (68kB)  

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 Coll. date


 In coll.



 1  6  AAY  Tvedestrand  26-JUN-2000  Tony Nagypal


 2  6  AAY  Tvedestrand  26-JUN-2000  Tony Nagypal


 sea-level   - ventral view
 3  12  Ø  Halden  06-JUN-1992  Tony Nagypal




 4  12  Ø  Hvaler  08-JUN-2002  Amanda N. Bjøringsøy



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