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)


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


Blåfugle - Lycaenidae (28)

Blåfugle Polyommatinae
Vandreblåfugl Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767) - 2012 import
Bronzeblåfugl Cacyreus marshalli  (Butler, 1898) - 2013 import
Dværgblåfugl Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775) -
Skovblåfugl Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Kløverblåfugl   Glaucopsyche alexis (Poda, 1761) - 1987 træk
Ensianblåfugl    Maculinea alcon (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Sortplettet Blåfugl Maculinea arion (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Argusblåfugl Plebejus argus (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Foranderlig Blåfugl Plebejus idas (Linnaeus, 1761)-
Bølleblåfugl    Agriades optilete (Knoch, 1781) -
Chokoladebrun Blåfugl Eumedonia eumedon (Esper, 1780) - 1997 træk
Rødplettet Blåfugl Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) -
Sortbrun Blåfugl Aricia artaxerxes (Fabricius, 1793) -
Engblåfugl Cyaniris semiargus (Rottemburg, 1775)
Isblåfugl Polyommatus amandus (Schneider, 1792) -
Almindelig Blåfugl Polyommatus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775) -
lldfugle Lycaeninae
Lille Ildfugl Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761) -
Stor Ildfugl Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1803) - 1934 ny. - 1955
Dukatsommerfugl Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Sort Ildfugl Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761) -
Violet Ildfugl Lycaena alciphron (Rottemburg, 1775) - 1939 træk
Violetrandet Ildfugl Lycaena hippothoe (Linnaeus, 1761) -
Busksommerfugle Theclinae
Grøn Busksommerfugl Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Det Hvide W Satyrium w-album (Knoch, 1782) -
Egesommerfugl Satyrium ilicis (Esper, 1779) - 1992
Slåensommerfugl Satyrium pruni (Linnaeus, 1758) - 1995
Guldhale Thecla betulae (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Blåhale   Favonius quercus (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Bestemmelsenøgle over de skandinaviske blåfugle!

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

Small Blue Cupido minimus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Short-Tailed Blue Everes argiades (S - FIN immigration)
Provençal Short-Tailed Blue Everes alcetas (FIN immigration)
Long-Tailed Blue Lampides boeticus (DK - S import)
Geranium Bronze Cacyreus marshalli (DK - S import)
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Eastern Baton Blue Pseudophilotes vicrama (FIN)
Chequered Blue Scolitantides orion (N - S - FIN)
Green-underside Blue Glaucopsyche alexis (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Large Blue Maculinea arion (DK - N - S - FIN)
Alcon Blue Maculinea alcon (DK - S)
Silver Studded Blue Plebejus argus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Idas Blue Plebejus idas (DK - N - S - FIN)
Reverdin's Blue Plebejus argyrognomon (N - S)
Cranberry Blue Agriades optilete (DK - N - S - FIN)
Arctic Blue Agriades aquilo (N - S - FIN)
Alpine Argus Agriades orbitulus (N - S)
Brown Argus Aricia agestis (DK - S)
Mountain Argus Aricia artaxerxes (DK - N - S - FIN)
Silvery Argus Aricia nicias (N - S - FIN)
Geranium Argus Eumedonia eumedon (Dk im - N - S - FIN)
Mazarine Blue Cyaniris semiargus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Turquoise Blue Polyommatus dorylas (S)
Amanda's Blue Polyommatus amandus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus (DK - N - S - FIN)
   
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas  (DK - N - S - FIN)
Violet Copper Lycaena helle (N - S - FIN)
Sooty Copper Lycaena tityrus (DK)
Scarce Copper Lyacena virgaureae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Large Copper Lycaena dispar (DK- FIN)
Purple Edged Copper Lyacena hippothoe (DK - N - S - FIN)
Purple Shot Copper Lycaena alciphron (DK immigration)
   
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae  (DK - N - S - FIN)
Purple Hairstreak Favonius quercus (DK - N - S - FIN)
White Letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album (DK - N - S - FIN)
Black Hairstreak Satyrium pruni (DK† - S - FIN) 
Ilex Hairstreak Satyrium ilicis (DK† - S)
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi (DK - N - S - FIN) 

Argusblåfugl, Plebejus argus han. Brandbjerg, Jægerspris skydeterræn d. 19 juni 2012. Fotograf; Lars AndersenArgusblåfugl, Plebejus argus hun. Östergötland, Sverige  d.  10 juli 2010. Fotograf: Lars AndersenForanderlig Blåfugl, Plebejus idas han med smal skarp sømkant. Melby Overdrev d. 14 juni 2009. Fotograf: Lars AndersenForanderlig Blåfugl, Plebejus idas hun. Hagtorps, Sandhammaren, Skåne 9 juli 2012. Fotograf: Lars AndersenAstragelblåfugl, Plebejus argyrognomon han med smal sømkant og skinnende blå overside. Småland. d. 11 juli 2006. Fotograf: Daniel DolfeAstragelblåfugl, Plebejus argyrognomon hun. Småland. d. 11 juli 2006. Fotograf: Daniel Dolfe

Silver Studded Blue Idas Blue Reverdin's Blue
Plebejus argus Plebejus idas Plebejus argyrognomon

Sort Ildfugl, Lycaena tityrus. han. Bøtø Plantage. Falster d. 6 august 2007. Fotograf: Lars Andersen Blå ildfugl, Lycaena helle. Östersund, Jämtland, Sverige. 7 Juni 1982. Fotograf: Ib KreutzerLille Ildfugl, Lycaena phlaeas, d. 20 juli 2005. Hagstorp Nat, park, Skåne. Fotograf: Lars AndersenDukatsommerfugl, Lycaena virgaureae han. Svalemåla, Blekinge, Sverige d. 6 Juli 2009. Fotograf: Lars AndersenStor Ildfugl, Lycaena dispar han. Biezra Sumpene, Polen d. 14/6 2011. Fotograf: Lars AndersenViolet Ildfugl, Lycaena alciphron han. Pita, Polen d. 13/6 2011. Fotograf: Lars AndersenVioletrandet Ildfugl. Lycaena hippothoe. han. Brandbjerg-Kulhuse d. 27 juni 2010. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Sooty Copper Violet Copper Small Copper Scarce Copper Large Copper Purple Shot Copper Purple Edged Copper
Lycaena tityrus Lycaena helle Lycaena phlaeas Lycaena virgaureae Lycaena dispar Lycaena alciphron Lycaena hippothoe

Grøn Busksommerfugl, Callophrys rubi  på Tranebær. d. 20 maj 2010. Lyngby Åmose, Nordsjælland. Fotograf; Lars AndersenSlåensommerfugl, Satyrium pruni. Jordtorpsåsen, Öland. Sverige.  d. 20 juni 2007. Fotograf: Daniel DolfeEgesommerfugl, Satyrium ilicis. Hagstorp Nationalpark, Skåne. d. 21/7 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenDet Hvide W, Satyrium w-album. Brandbjerg. 3 juli 2005. Fotograf: Lars AndersenBlåhale, Quercusia quercus. Mittlandsskogen. Öland, Sverige.  24 juli 2004. Fotograf: Henrik MathiassenGuldhale, Thecla betulae hun på gyldenris. Græse Bakkeby, Frederiksund d. 29 august 2004. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Green Hairstreak Black Hairstreak Ilex Hairstreak White Letter Hairstreak Purple Hairstreak Brown Hairstreak
Callophrys rubi Satyrium pruni Satyrium ilicis Satyrium w-album Favonius quercus Thecla betulae

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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