Norna, Oeneis norna, (Thunberg,1791). Gurttejohka / Lullehacorru Rr 272A, Jukkasjärvi. Tornetrask nordbred, Sverige 4 juli 2008. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Butterflies from Scandinavia; Denmark - Sweden - Norway and Finland.

first update d. 18  January - 2014

last update  d. 23 January - 2014

 
Scandinavia includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Åland Islands are part of northern Europe. It has been found 142 species butterflies with few immigration species from the south and east. It is very rare that there is migration from the west as the North Sea and the Atlantic is a difficult hurdle to pass. Scandinavia contains several climatic zones, with deciduous forests and grasslands in the south, coniferous forests and swamps midway, mountains and rocky coastlines in the west and tundra in the north where summer is very short and some years absent.

Butterflies - Rhopalocera

Obtectomera Minet, 1986 12 superfamilies
Superfamily Papilionoidea, Latreille, 1802 Dagsommerfugle (100)

Swallowtail - Papilionidae -  (Scandinavia; 4. Denmark; 4. Sweden; 4. Norway; 3. Finland; 4)

Apollo Parnassius apollo (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Clouded Apollo / Mnemosyne Parnassius mnemosyne (DK - N - S - FIN)
Scarce Swallowtail / Sydeuropæisk Svalehale  Iphiclides podalirius (DK - S - FIN immigration)
Swallowtail / Svalehale Papilio machaon (DK/im - N - S - FIN)

Swallowtail - Papilionidae -  (Scandinavia; 4. Denmark; 4. Sweden; 4. Norway; 3. Finland; 4)

Mnemosyne han. Ronneby, Blekinge. d. 26 maj 2007. Fotograf: Lars AndersenApollo, Parnassius apollo. Loftahammar, Småland, Sverige. d. 21 July 2013. Photographer; Lars AndersenSydeuropæisk svalehale, Iphiclides podalirius. Rom, Italien. D. 23 juni 2005. Fotograf: Henrik S. LarsenSvalehale, Papilio machaon han. Amager Fælled. d. 16 juli 2011. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Clouded Apollo Apollo Scarce Swallowtail Swallowtail
Parnassius mnemosyne Parnassius apollo Iphiclides podalirius Papilio machaon

Skippers - Hesperiidae - (Scandinavia; 14. Denmark; 10. Sweden; 12. Norway; 10. Finland; 9)


Whites - Pieridae - (Scandinavia; 16. Denmark; 11. Sweden; 14. Norway; 13. Finland; 16)


Blue - Lycaenidae - (Scandinavia; 38. Denmark; 28. Sweden; 32. Norway; 23. Finland; 28)


Metalmarks - Riodinidae - (Scandinavia; 1. Denmark; 1. Sweden; 1. Norway; 0. Finland; 0)


Brush-footed butterflies - Nymphalidae - (Scandinavia; 69. Sweden; 60. Norway; 49. Finland; 58)

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Denmark = DK immigration = im
Norway = N extinct =
Sweden = S import = imp
Finland = FIN introduced = int

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In Scandinavia observed approximately: 142 species of butterflies
In
Sweden observed approximately: 123 species of butterflies
In
Finland observed approximately: 115 species of butterflies
In
Denmark observed approximately: 98 species of butterflies
In
Norway observed approximately: 98 species of butterflies


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