Butterflies of Norway

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LYCAENA PHLAEAS

 

English name: UK: Small Copper.  US: American Copper.
Norwegian name: Liten gullvinge
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1761)
Original description: as Papilio Plebejus phlaeas in Fauna Suecica (Edn. 2): 285.
Syn.: timeus (Cramer, 1777)
virgaureae (Fourcroy, 1785)
aestivus Zeller, 1847
turcicus Gerchard, 1850
Type locality of nominate species: Västmanland, Sweden.
Subspecies in Norway: L. p. phlaeas, L. p. polaris.
Worldwide distribution: Canary Islands, Madeira, NW Africa, Europe, temperate parts of
Asia, Japan, Greenland, North America north to 80oN.

 

L. phlaeas phlaeas

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1761)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Västmanland, Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: South Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: Phlegon (Greek) = "burning", referring to the species' bright colours.

 

L. phlaeas polaris

Auctor: (Courvoisier, 1911)
Original description:  in Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Iris XXV, 103-109
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Norwegian Lapland.
Distribution in Norway: North Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: polaris: polos = pole of the earth.

 

L. phlaeas phlaeas

1 2

 

LYCAENA  PHLAEAS  PHLAEAS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
1 28 Drammen 19-AUG-1995 Tony Nagypal TN  
2 19 V Tjøme 24-MAY-1992 Tony Nagypal TN ventral view

 

L. phlaeas polaris

1 2

 

LYCAENA  PHLAEAS  POLARIS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
1 173 FV Alta 26-JUN-1999 Tony Nagypal TN m
2 154 TRI Balsfjord 13-JUL-2001 Tony Nagypal TN f (ventral view)

 

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