Butterflies of Norway

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ALBULINA OPTILETE

 

English name: Cranberry Blue
Norwegian name: Fiolett blåvinge
Auctor: (Knoch, 1781)
Original description: as Papilio optilete in Beitr. Insektengesch., 1: 76.
Syn.: nanus (Herbst, 1804)
Type locality of nominate species: Braunschweig, Germany.
Subspecies in Norway: A. optilete livornica, A. o. cyparissus, A. o. jotunensis.
Worldwide distribution: C and NE Europe, temperate parts of Asia to China, Korea and Japan.
NW North America.
Etymology: According to Pike (1995) the origin of the name is unclear. One
possibility is from Latin optimas ("best") or optatus ("pleasing").
  According to Eliasson, Ryrholm & Gärdenfors the Greek word optilete refers to the black marginal spots in the hindwings.

 

A. optilete livornica

Auctor: Huene
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: - - -
Distribution in Norway: Lowlands of South Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: - - -

 

A. optilete jotunensis

Auctor: Henriksen, 1982
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: "Helinsøen" (Lake Helin?), Norway.
Distribution in Norway: Skarsheimen, Jotunheimen and Dovre Mountains, South Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: jotunensis = from Jotunheimen.

 

 

A. optilete cyparissus

Auctor: (Hübner, [1813])
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: "Lapponia".
Distribution in Norway: Mountains of South Norway. North Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: cyparissus: Cyparissias = a kind of spurge.


 

S. optilete livornica


 

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  LIVORNICA

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Elevation

Remarks

1 10 AAI Åmli 06-VII-2000 Tony Nagypal TN 160 m m
2 27 Øvre Eiker 06-VI-1996 Tony Nagypal TN 190 m m (ventral view)
3 27 Øvre Eiker 06-VI-1996 Amanda Nagypal Bjøringsøy ANB 190 m f
4 27 Øvre Eiker 19-VII-1998 Magnus Nagypal Bjøringsøy MNB 190 m f (ventral view)


 

S. optilete jotunensis


 

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  JOTUNENSIS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Elevation

Remarks

1 43 BV Ål 09-VII-1989 Tony Nagypal TN 1200 m m
2 42 BV Ål 01-VII-1993 Tony Nagypal TN 1100 m m (ventral view)
3 42 BV Ål 01-VII1-1993 Tony Nagypal TN 1250 m f (ventral view)



opti-07.JPG (31622 bytes)

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  JOTUNENSIS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 71 ON Dovre 07-VII-1832 Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m
2 71 ON Dovre 18-VII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
3 79 STI Oppdal 07-VIII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
4 79 STI Oppdal 27-VII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
5 42 BV Ål 17-VII-1993 Lars Ove Hansen ZMO f







opti-10.JPG (34960 bytes)

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  JOTUNENSIS    -   ventral view

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 71 ON Dovre 07-VII-1832 Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m
2 71 ON Dovre 18-VII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
3 79 STI Oppdal 07-VIII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
4 79 STI Oppdal 27-VII-1877 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
5 42 BV Ål 17-VII-1993 Lars Ove Hansen ZMO f


 

S. optilete cyparissus


 

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  CYPARISSUS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Elevation

Remarks

1 71 ON Dovre 07-VIII-1996 Tony Nagypal TN 1070 m m
2 154 TRI Balsfjord 23-VII-1997 Tony Nagypal TN 200 m m (ventral view)
3 154 TRI Balsfjord 05-VII-1980 Tony Nagypal TN 200 m f
4 25 TEI Vinje 25-VII-2001 Tony Nagypal TN 1050 m f (ventral view)







opti-01.JPG (68452 bytes)

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  CYPARISSUS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 127 NSI Saltdal VII-1918 Johan Rygge ZMO m
2 127 NSI Saltdal 10-VII-1881 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
3 127 NSI Saltdal 28-VII-1881 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
4 126 NSY Bodø 22-VII-1961 Arild Fjeldså ZMO m
5 126 NSY Bodø 02-VII-1962 Arild Fjeldså ZMO f
6 154 TRI Balsfjord 25-VI-1930 Fritz Jensen ZMO m
7 154 TRI Målselv 29-VI-1930 Fritz Jensen ZMO m
8 154 TRI Målselv 29-VI-1930 Fritz Jensen ZMO m
9 147 TRI Målselv 11-VII-1962 Reidar Mehl ZMO f
10 147 TRI Målselv 13-VII-1962 Reidar Mehl ZMO f
11 173 FV Alta   Embrik Strand ZMO m
12 173 FV Alta   Embrik Strand ZMO f
13 165 FV Alta 11-VII-1924 Emil Barca ZMO m
14 165 FV Alta 11-VII-1924 Emil Barca ZMO f
15 159 FI Karasjok 21-VII-1996 Helge Rinden ZMO m
16 167 FI Karasjok 22-VII-1879 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
17 174 FN Porsanger 03-VII-1878 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
18 174 FN Porsanger VII-1878 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
19 169 Sør-Varanger 13-VII-1878 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
20 169 Sør-Varanger   Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO f







opti-04.JPG (77382 bytes)

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ALBULINA  OPTILETE  CYPARISSUS    -   ventral view

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 127 NSI Saltdal VII-1918 Johan Rygge ZMO m
2 127 NSI Saltdal 10-VII-1881 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
3 127 NSI Saltdal 28-VII-1881 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
4 126 NSY Bodø 22-VII-1961 Arild Fjeldså ZMO m
5 126 NSY Bodø 02-VII-1962 Arild Fjeldså ZMO f
6 154 TRI Balsfjord 25-VI-1930 Fritz Jensen ZMO m
7 154 TRI Målselv 29-VI-1930 Fritz Jensen ZMO m
8 154 TRI Målselv 29-VI-1930 Fritz Jensen ZMO m
9 147 TRI Målselv 11-VII-1962 Reidar Mehl ZMO f
10 147 TRI Målselv 13-VII-1962 Reidar Mehl ZMO f
11 173 FV Alta   Embrik Strand ZMO m
12 173 FV Alta   Embrik Strand ZMO f
13 165 FV Alta 11-VII-1924 Emil Barca ZMO m
14 165 FV Alta 11-VII-1924 Emil Barca ZMO f
15 159 FI Karasjok 21-VII-1996 Helge Rinden ZMO m
16 167 FI Karasjok 22-VII-1879 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
17 174 FN Porsanger 03-VII-1878 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
18 174 FN Porsanger VII-1878 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO f
19 169 Sør-Varanger 13-VII-1878 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO m
20 169 Sør-Varanger   Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO f



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).

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