Butterflies of Norway

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PIERIS NAPI

 

English name: Green-veined White
Norwegian name: Rapssommerfugl
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Danaus napi in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 468.
Syn.: intermedia Krulikowsky, 1890
napaeae (Esper, [1804]), et auctt.
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Worldwide distribution: North Africa, Europe, Asia to North America.
Subspecies in Norway: P.n.napi, P.n.bicolorata.
Recognized subspecies: P.n.napi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Continental Europe to Ural
P.n.britannica Müller & Kautz, 1939 nec Verity, 1911 - Ireland, Scotland to Central England
P.n.migueli Eitschberger, 1984 - NW Spain
P.n.santateresae Eitschberger, 1984 - Central Spain
P.n.carlosi Eitschberger, 1984 - Andalucia
P.n.lusitanica de Souza, 1929 - Portugal
P.n.maura Verity, 1911 - Northern Algeria
P.n.atlantis Oberthür, 1925 - Morocco (Middle Atlas)
P.n.segonzaci Le Verf, 1923 - Morocco (High Atlas)
P.n.meridionalis Heyne, 1895 - Italy, Corsica, Sicily
P.n.dubiosa Röber, [1907] - Balkans, Crimea to Caucasus
P.n.euorientis Verity, [1908] - Tava, E Sayan, Baikal
P.n.muchei Eitschberger, 1984 - Tian-Shan, Ghissar, Darvaz, Alai, Dzhungarsky Alatau
P.n.dulcinea Butler, 1882 - Transbaicalica, Amur, southern Okhotsk, Sakhalin Is., NE China, Korea.
P.n.hulda - Alaska, Northwest Territories
P.n.venosa - Californian lowlands
P.n.oleracea - Rest of range in North America

 

P. napi napi

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: --
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: Norway as far north as Nordland fylke.
Notes: Distribution between P.napi and P.adalwinda in Norway
is not clear.
P. napi has even been recorded from the Arctic island of Spitsbergen,
Svalbard Archipelago (ref. Lokki, Malmström & Suomalainen, 1978.
Described forms found in Norway: f. 1.gen. verna Staudinger
f. 2.gen. subnapaeae Verity
f. 3.gen. napaeae Esper, [1804]
f. 4.gen. autumnalis Müll
Etymology: napi = a turnip.
verna: vernus = spring.
subnapaeae = from napaeae.
napaeae = from napi.
autumnalis = from autumn.

 

P. napi bicolorata

Auctor: Björn Petersen, 1947
Original description: in Zoologiska Bidrag från Uppsala 2:361-362
Syn.: --
Type locality of subspecies: Murjek, North Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: Isolated areas in West Norway.
Notes: Endemic to Scandinavia. Precise distribution is not clear.
Apparently rare in Norwegian collections.
P.n.bicolorata is, according to Reissinger (1990) a synonym of P.bryoniae lappona
Rangnow, 1935. P.bryoniae is usually not accepted as a valid species in Fennoscandia. It
is, however, possible that P.napi bicolorata should be named P.napi lappona or even
P.adalwinda bicolorata. Further work is needed on the status of P.napi/P.adalwinda
in Fennoscandia.
Described forms found in Norway: --
Etymology: bicolorata = two-coloured.

    

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PIERIS  NAPI  NAPI

 Specimen

 EIS

 Region

 Kommune

 Coll. date

 Remarks

 1  28  BØ  Drammen  24-MAY-1986  male
 2  12  Ø  Halden  04-JUN-2001  female
 3  28  BØ  Drammen  ultimo MAY-1989  male (ventral view)
 4  28  BØ  Drammen  ultimo MAY-1989  female (ventral view)

 

 

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PIERIS  NAPI  BICOLORATA

 Specimen

 EIS

 Region

 Kommune

 Coll. date

 Remarks

 1  68  MRY  Ørsta  23-JUN-1993  male
 2  77  MRI  Norddal  12-JUN-1989  female
 3  68  MRY  Ørsta  23-JUN-1993  male (ventral view)
 4  59  SFI  Balestrand  04-JUL-1991  female (ventral view)

 

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