Butterflies of Norway

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LIMENITIS POPULI

English name: Poplar Admiral
Norwegian name: Ospesommerfugl, Praktkåpe
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis populi in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 476.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Subspecies in Norway: L. p. populi.
Worldwide distribution: Central Europe, temperate forest belt of the Palaearctic Region.

 

L. populi populi

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: Open areas in deciduous woods of south-east Norway.
Notes: - - -
Described forms found in Norway: f. tremulae Esper, 1798
Etymology: populi: populus = aspen, poplar.
tremulae: named after L. populis's larval host plant, Populus tremulae (European aspen). tremulus = shaking, quivering.



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LIMENITIS  POPULI  POPULI

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
1 28 AK Oslo   Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m
2 18 TEY Siljan 02-VII-1977 Geir E. E. Søli ZMO m
3 28 AK Oslo   Lauritz Martin Esmark ZMO m - ventral view
4 17 TEI Kviteseid 03-VIII-1931   ZMO f
5 28 AK Oslo   Johan Heinrich Spalck Siebke ZMO f
6   6 AAY Tvedestrand   Aall ZMO f - 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).

 

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