Butterflies of Norway




English name: Alpine Blue
Norwegian name: Fjellblåvinge
Auctor: (de Prunner, 1798)
Original description: as Papilio orbitulus in Lep. Pedemont. : 75.
Syn.: atys (Hübner, [1804]) (nom. praeocc.)
pheretes (Hoffmannsegg, 1806)
pheretes (Hübner, [1806])
Type locality of nominate species: Piedmont State, Italy.
Subspecies in Norway: A. orbitulus orbitulus.
Worldwide distribution: Alps, Scandinavian mountains, N and S Ural, Siberia to
Amur, Mongolia, Tibet and China.


A. orbitulus orbitulus

Auctor: (de Prunner, 1798)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Piedmont State, Italy.
Distribution in Norway: Mountains in South Norway; Hardangervidda, Valdres, Jotunheimen,
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: orbitulus: oreibates = mountain-ranging.


orbitulus (45 kB)

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Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks Elevation
1 42 BV Ål 01-JUL-1993 Tony Nagypal TN m 1100 m
2 42 BV Hol 16-AUG-1997 Tony Nagypal TN m 1280 m
3 79 STI Oppdal 15-JUL-1987 Torbjørn Pedersen TN f 950 m
4 79 STI Oppdal 07-AUG-1996 Tony Nagypal TN f (ventral view) 950 m

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