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)


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


Hvidvinger - Pieridae (12)

Skovhvidvinger Dismorphiinae
Skovhvidvinge Leptidea sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758) - 1976
Enghvidvinge    Leptidea juvernica (Williams, 1946) - 2004
Hvidvinger Pierinae
Sortåret Hvidvinge Aporia crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Stor Kålsommerfugl Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Lille Kålsommerfugl Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Grønåret Kålsommerfugl Pieris napi (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Grønbroget Kålsommerfugl Pontia edusa (Fabricius, 1777) 2013 træk
Aurora     Anthocharis cardamines (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gulvinger Coliadinae
Mosehøsommerfugl Colias palaeno (Linnaeus, 1761) - 1999 træk
Gul Høsommerfugl Colias hyale (Linnaeus, 1758) - 2013 træk
Orange Høsommerfugl Colias croceus (Fourcroy, 1785) - 2013 træk
Citronsommerfugl Gonepteryx rhamni (Linnaeus, 1758) -

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

Wood White Leptidea sinapis (DK† - N - S - FIN)
Cryptic Wood White Leptidea juvernica ( DK† - N - S - FIN)
Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines (DK - N - S - FIN)
Black Veined White Aporia crataegi (DK - N - S - FIN)
Eastern Bath White Pontia edusa (DK im - S )
Small Bath White Pontia chloridice (FIN immigration)
Peak White Pontia callidice (N immigration)
Large White Pieris brassicae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small White Pieris rapae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Green Veined White Pieris napi (DK - N - S - FIN)
Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale (DK im - S immigration )
Northern Clouded Yellow Colias sulitelma ( N - S - FIN)
Pale Arctic Clouded Yellow Colias tyche ( N - S - FIN)
Moorland Clouded Yellow Colias palaeno ( DK im - N - S - FIN)
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im)
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni (DK - N - S - FIN)

Fjeldhøsommerfugl, Colias werdandi (nastes). Abisko, Tornetrask sydbred, Sverige 25 juni 2007. Fotograf: Lars AndersenArktisk Høsommerfugl, Colias hecla. Gurttejohka / Lullehacorru Rr 272A, Jukkasjärvi. Tornetrask nordbred, Sverige 1 juli 2007. Fotograf: Lars Andersen Mosehøsommerfugl, Colias palaeno. Abisko, Tornetrask sydbred, Sverige 6 juli 2007. Fotograf: Lars AndersenOrange Høsommerfugl, Colias croceus han. Stevns, Sydsjælland, Danmark 17 September 2009. Fotograf: Lars AndersenGul Høsommerfugl, Colias hyale han. Bøtø diget, Falster, Danmark 7 august 2011. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Fjeldhøsommerfugl Højnordisk Høsommerfugl Mosehøsommerfugl Orange Høsommerfugl Gul Høsommerfugl
Colias tyche Colias sulitelma Colias palaeno Colias croceus Colias hyale
(S, N, FI.) (S, N, FI.) (DK t, S, N, FI.) (Træk; DK, S, N , FI.) (DK t, S, FI t.)

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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