Butterflies of Norway




English name: Silver-washed Fritillary
Norwegian name: Keiserkåpe
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis paphia in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 481.
Syn.: anargyra Staudinger, 1871
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Worldwide distribution: Algeria, Europe, temperate parts of Asia to China, Korea and Japan.
Subspecies in Norway: A.p.paphia.


A. paphia paphia

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: --
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: South-east Norway.
Notes: A. paphia is a rare species in the northern part of Oslofjord. Further south along the coast between Oslo
and Kristiansand it is more common.
The bronze-green female form valesina is very rare in Norway.
Described forms found in Norway: ff. valesina Esper
Etymology: paphia: Paphos, city of Cyprus, sacred of Venus.


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 Coll. date


 1  28  TEI  Seljord  27-JUL-2002  male
 2  11  AAY  Risør  21-JUL-2001  male (ventral view)
 3  28  BØ  Nedre Eiker  23-JUL-2001  female
 4  28  BØ  Nedre Eiker  05-AUG-2001  female (ventral view)

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