Butterflies of Norway

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OENEIS NORNA

 

English name: Norse Grayling.
Norwegian name: Nornens ringvinge.
Auctor: ([Becklin], 1791)
Original description: as Papilio norna in Dissertatio entomologica sistens insecta Svecica 2 : 36
(Editor: C. P. Thunberg).
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: Lapland.
Worldwide distribution: Arctic parts of Europe and Asia to the Russian Far East and Japan.
Subspecies in Norway: O.n.norna.
Worldwide subspecies: O.n.norna (Becklin, 1791) (= dembowskyi Sedykh, 1974)
(= falkovitchi Sedykh, 1974) (= kusnetzovi Sedykh, 1974)
(= koslowskyi Sedykh, 1974) (= saepestriata Sedykh, 1974)
(= solopovi Sedykh, 1974) - Arctic parts of Europe.
O.n.patrushevae Korshunov, 1985 - Polar Ural.
O.n.altaica Elwes, 1899 (= tundra A. Bang-Haas, 1912) (= shurmaki
Korshunov, 1988) - Altai and Sayan Mts., Transbaikalia.
O.n.chione Austaut, 1911 (= ?rosovi Kurentzov, 1970) - Coasts of the
Sea of Okhotsk and Kamchatka Peninsula.
O.n.arethusoides Lukhtanov, 1989 - polar tundras of Siberia and Chukot Region.
O.n.actaeoides Lukhtanov, 1989 - W Chukotka and Magadan districts.
O.n.asamana Matsumura, 1919 - Japan; Honshu.
O.n.sugitanii Shirozu, 1952 - Japan; Honshu.

 

O. norna norna

Auctor: ([Becklin], 1791)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Lapland.
Distribution in Norway: North Norway and mountains of South Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: f. brunnea Henriksen, 1982 (dark form)
f. ochracea Henriksen, 1982 (pale form)
f. pygmea Sahlberg, ?1895 (dwarf form)
Etymology: norna: The nornes were the three goddesses of destiny in Norse mythology, Urd, Skuld and Verdandi (see
the etymology of Colias werdandi), always present at the birth of a human being.



Oeneis norna norna from Norway (46kB)  

 
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OENEIS  NORNA  NORNA

 Specimen

 EIS

 Region

 Kommune

 Coll. date

 Legit

 In coll.

 Elevation

 Remarks

 1  154  TRI  Balsfjord  03-JUL-1980  Tony Nagypal  TN  520 m  ♂
 2  154  TRI  Balsfjord  07-JUL-1981  Tony Nagypal  TN  520 m  ♂
 3  154  TRI  Balsfjord  05-JUL-1980  Tony Nagypal  TN  520 m  ♂ - ventral view
 4  46  ON  Dovre  18-JUN-1988  Torbjørn Pedersen  TN  950 m  
 5  103  STI  Lierne  07-JUL-1998  Tony Nagypal  TN  440 m

 ♀

 6  154  TRI  Balsfjord  02-JUL-1980  Tony Nagypal  TN  520 m

 ♀ - ventral view

 



norna-10.JPG (29835 bytes)

 

 
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OENEIS  NORNA  NORNA

 Specimen

 EIS

 Region

Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
 1  127  NSI  Saltdal  09-JUN-1879  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO  
 2  173  FV  Alta  29-JUN-1924  Emil Barca  ZMO  
 3  127  NSI  Saltdal  JUL-1881  Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen  ZMO

 ♂ - ventral view

 4  71  ON  Dovre    Lauritz Martin Esmark  ZMO  ♀
 5  126  NSY  Bodø  24-JUN-1962  Arild Fjeldså  ZMO  ♀
 6  71  ON  Dovre    Lauritz Martin Esmark  ZMO  ♀ - ventral view


 

For further notes, photos and maps of this species, check out
the Lepidoptera homepage of the Zoological Museum of Oslo/Norwegian Entomological Society/Skogforsk
(text in Norwegian).

Butterflies of Norway | Systematic list of the Norwegian butterflies | Bibliography
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