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)


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


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


TakvingerNymphalidae (45)

Perlemorsommerfugle Heliconiinae
Kejserkåbe Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Østlig Perlemorsommerfugl Argynnis laodice (Pallas, 1771) - 2003 træk
Markperlemorsommerfugl Argynnis aglaja (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Skovperlemorsommerfugl Argynnis adippe (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Klitperlemorsommerfugl Argynnis niobe (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Storplettet Perlemorsommerfugl Issoria lathonia (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Engperlemorsommerfugl Brenthis ino (Rottemburg, 1775) -
Violet Perlemorsommerfugl Boloria dia  (Linnaeus, 1767) - 2003 ny - 2006
Brunlig Perlemorsommerfugl Boloria selene (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) -
Rødlig Perlemorsommerfugl Boloria euphrosyne (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Moseperlemorsommerfugl Boloria aquilonaris (Stichel, 1908) -
Bestemmelsenøgle over skandinaviske små perlemorsommerfugle!
Takvinger Nymphalinae
Nældesommerfugl Araschnia levana (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Admiral Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758) - træk
Tidselsommerfugl Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) - træk
Dagpåfugleøje    Aglais io (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Nældens Takvinge  Aglais urticae (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Sørgekåbe     Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Kirsebærtakvinge Nymphalis polychloros (Linnaeus, 1758) - 2013 træk
Østlig Takvinge Nymphalis xanthomelas (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) - 2012 ny
Det Hvide L  Nymphalis vaualbum  (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) - 1901 træk
Det Hvide C Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Pletvinger Melitaeinae
Okkergul Pletvinge Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Mørk Pletvinge Melitaea diamina (Lang, 1787) - 1982†. 2013- indført
Brun Pletvinge Melitaea athalia (Rottemburg, 1775) -
Askepletvinge Euphydryas maturna (Linnaeus, 1758) - 1890†?
Hedepletvinge Euphydryas aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775) -
Bestemmelsenøgle over de skandinaviske pletvinger!
Sejlere Limenitinae
Poppelsommerfugl Limenitis populi (Linnaeus, 1758) 1942 ny - 1961
Hvid Admiral Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus, 1764) -
Regnbuesommerfugle Apaturinae
Iris   Apatura iris (Linnaeus, 1758) 1872 ny -
Ilia Apatura ilia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) 2011 - ny
Randøjer Satyrinae
Moserandøje Coenonympha tullia (Müller, 1764) -
Okkergul Randøje Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Perlemorrandøje Coenonympha arcania (Linnaeus, 1761) - 1996
Herorandøje Coenonympha hero (Linnaeus, 1761) - 1982
Skovrandøje Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) 1891 ny -
Vejrandøje Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus, 1767) -
Skov-Vejrandøje Lasiommata maera (Linnaeus, 1758) - 1963 træk
Bjerg-Vejrandøje Lasiommata petropolitana (Fabricius, 1787) - 1959 træk
Engrandøje Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Buskrandøje Maniola tithonus (Linnaeus, 1758) - 1870 træk
Græsrandøje Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Skov-Bjergrandøje Erebia ligea (Linnaeus, 1758) - 1979 træk
Skakbrætsommerfugl Melanargia galathea Linnaeus, 1758 - 1997 træk
Sandrandøje Hipparchia semele (Linnaeus, 1758) -
Monarker Danainae
Monark Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758) - 2013 træk

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

Silver Washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Pallas's Fritillary Argynnis laodice (DK im - S im - FIN im)
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja (DK - N - S - FIN)
High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe (DK - N - S - FIN)
Niobe Fritillary Argynnis niobe (DK - N - S - FIN)
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Lesser Marbled Fritillary Brenthis ino (DK - N - S - FIN)
Bog Fritillary Boloria eunomia (N - S - FIN)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene (DK - N - S - FIN)
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne (DK - N - S - FIN)
Titania's Fritillary Boloria titania (FIN)
Weaver's Fritillary Boloria dia (DK)
Arctic Fritillary Boloria chariclea (N - S - FIN)
Freija's Fritillary Boloria freija (N - S - FIN)
Polar Fritillary Boloria polaris (N - S - FIN)
Thore's Fritillary Boloria thore (N - S - FIN)
Frigga's Fritillary Boloria frigga (N - S - FIN)
Dusky-winged Fritillary Boloria improba (N - S - FIN)
Mountain Fritillary Boloria napaea (N - S - FIN)
Cranberry Fritillary Boloria aquilonaris (DK - N - S - FIN)
European Map Araschnia levana (DK - S - FIN)
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im) 
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui (DK im - N im - S im - FIN im)
Peacock Aglais io (DK - N - S - FIN)
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae (DK - N - S - FIN)
Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa (DK - N - S - FIN)
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros (DK/ im - S - FIN)
Scarce Tortoiseshell Nymphalis xanthomelas (DK im - S - FIN im)
False Comma Nymphalis vaualbum (DK im - S im - FIN im)
Comma Polygonia c-album (DK - N - S - FIN)
Lappland Fritillary Euphydryas iduna (N - S - FIN)
Scarce Fritillary Euphydryas maturna (DK - S - FIN)
Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia (DK - S - FIN)
Glanville Fritillary Melitaea cinxia (DK - N - S - FIN)
False-heath Fritilary Melitaea diamina (DK†/ int - N - S - FIN)
Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Assmann's Fritillary Melitaea britomartis (S)
Poplar Admiral Limenitis populi (DK† - N - S - FIN)
White Admiral Limenitis camilla (DK - S - FIN)
Purple Emperor Apatura iris (DK - S - FIN)
Lesser Purple Emperor Apatura ilia (DK - S - FIN)
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria (DK - N - S - FIN)
Wall Brown Lasiommata megera (DK - N - S)
Large Wall Brown Lasiommata maera (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Northern Wall Brown Lasiommata petropolitana (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Woodland Brown Lopinga achine (S - FIN)
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia (DK - N - S - FIN)
Chestnut Heath Coenonympha glycerion (FIN)
Pearly Heath Coenonympha arcania (DK† - N - S )
Scarce Heath Coenonympha hero (DK† - N - S )
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus (DK - N - S - FIN)
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina (DK - N - S - FIN)
Dusky Meadow Brown Maniola lycaon (FIN)
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus (DK immigration)
Arran Brown Erebia ligea (DK im - N - S - FIN)
Large Ringlet Erebia euryale (FIN immigration)
Lapland Ringlet Erebia embla (N - S - FIN)
Arctic Ringlet Erebia disa (N - S - FIN)
Arctic Woodland Ringlet Erebia polaris (N - FIN)
Dewy Ringlet Erebia pandrose (N - S - FIN)
Marbled White Melanargia galathea (DK - S immigration)
Rock Grayling Hipparchia alcyone (N)
Grayling Hipparchia semele (DK - N - S - FIN)
Hermit Chazara briseis (S immigration)
Norse Grayling Oeneis norna (N - S - FIN)
Arctic Grayling Oeneis bore (N - S - FIN)
Baltic Grayling Oeneis jutta (N - S - FIN)
Monarch Danaus plexippus (DK im - S im)

Brunlig Perlemorsommerfugl, Clossiana selene, Bruså, Himmerland, Danmark d. 12/6 2012. Fotograf: Lars AndersenRødlig Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria euphrosyne han. Store Bøgeskov ved Gyrstinge Sø. d. 13 Maj 2012. Fotograf: Lars AndersenArktisk Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria chariclea. Bihppas, Sapmi/Lappland, Sverige. d. 7 juli 2008. Fotograf: Daniel DolfeFreijas Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria freija. Abisko, Sapmi/Lappland, Sverige. d. 28 juni 2008. Fotograf: Lars AndersenPolarperlemorsommerfugl, Boloria polaris. Bihppas, Sapmi/Lappland, Sverige. d. 3 juli 2008. fotograf: Lars AndersenBrunlig Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria selene, Brunddragene, Lolland, Danmark d. 3/8 2013. Fotograf: Lars AndersenRødlig Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria euphrosyne. Storeskov/Søholt, Lolland. d. 23 Maj 2010. Fotograf: Lars AndersenArktisk Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria chariclea. Bihppas, Sapmi/Lappland, Sverige. d. 7 juli 2008. Fotograf: Daniel DolfeFreijas Perlemorsommerfugl, Boloria freija. Abisko, Sapmi/Lappland, Sverige. d. 2 juli 2008. Fotograf: Daniel DolfePolarperlemorsommerfugl,Clossiana polaris. Borrasocohkka, Tornetrask, Lapland, Sverige. d. 1 juli 2006. Fotograf: Daniel Dolfe

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Pearl-bordered Fritillary Arctic Fritillary Freija's Fritillary Polar Fritillary
Boloria selene Boloria euphrosyne Boloria chariclea Boloria freija Boloria polaris

Admiral. Pinseskoven, Vestamager d. 21 august 2011. Fotograf: Lars AndersenTidselsommerfugl, Vanessa cardui. Bøtø Dige d. 27 juli 2007. Fotograf: Lars AndersenDet hvide C, Polygonia c-album. Pinseskoven. d. 10 september 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenDagpåfugleøje, Kongelunden d. 17 april 2004. Fotograf: Lars AndersenNældens Takvinge, Aglais urticae Tadre mølle, Åstrup, d. 25 september 2005. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Red Admiral Painted Lady Comma Peacock Small Tortoiseshell
Vanessa atalanta Vanessa cardui Polygonia c-album Aglais io Aglais urticae
Hedepletvinge, Euphydryas aurinia han. Hindbærvej på skydebane nord for Knasborg Å, Aalbæk d. 3 juni 2012. Fotograf;  Lars AndersenAskepletvinge,Euphydryas maturna. Munkhyttan, Sverige d. 19 juni 2007. Fotograf: Daniel DolfePolarpletvinge, Hypodryas iduna han. Gurttejohka / Lullehacorru Rr 272A, Jukkasjärvi. Tornetrask nordbred, Sverige 3 juli 2008. Fotograf: Lars Andersen
Marsh Fritillary Scarce Fritillary Lappland Fritillary
Euphydryas aurinia Euphydryas maturna Euphydryas iduna

Hvid Admiral, Limenitis camilla  Kongelunden d. 8 juli 2012. Fotograf: Lars AndersenPoppelsommerfugl, Limenitis populi, Jernavik, Blekinge, Sverige. d. 2 juli 2006. Fotograf: Lars AndersenIris, Apatura iris han. Pinseskoven, Vestamager d. 11 juli 2012. Fotograf:  Lars AndersenIlia, Apatura ilia han. Pinseskoven, Vestamager, Danmark d. 13/7 2012. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

White Admiral Poplar Admiral Purple Emperor Lesser Purple Emperor
Limenitis camilla Limenitis populi Apatura iris Apatura ilia

Skovrandøje, Pararge aegeria. Horreby Lyng, Falster.  d. 31 juli 2011. Fotograf: Lars AndersenVejrandøje, Lasiommata megera han. Rørvig/Nykøbing S,  Vestsjælland. d. 7 august 2013. Fotograf: Lars AndersenSkovvejrandøje, Lasiommata maera (Linnaeus, 1758) han. Dalen, Aust-Auger, Norge. d. 9 juli 2013. Fotograf: Lars AndersenBerggräsfjäril, Lasiommata petropolitana han. Nybro, Sverige. d. 30 maj 2006. Fotograf: Daniel DolfeSkyggerandøje, Lopinga achine. Linköbing, Östergötland. Sverige. d. 4 Juli 2004. Fotograf: Daniel DolfeSkovrandøje, Pararge aegeria. Pinseskoven.  d. 2 august 2012. Fotograf: Lars AndersenVejrandøje, Lasiommata megera. Diesebjerg, Veddinge bakker, Vestsjælland. 5 august 2007. Fotograf: Lars AndersenSkovvejrandøje, Lasiommata maera (Linnaeus, 1758) hun. Nybro, Småland, Sverige. d. 4 juli 2010. Fotograf: Lars AndersenBerggräsfjäril, Lasiommata petropolitana. Bäckebo, Småland, Sverige. d. 21 Maj 2011. Fotograf: Lars AndersenSkyggerandøje, Lopinga achine. Bjärka-Säby, Linköbing, Östergötland. Sverige. d. 6 Juli 2010. Fotograf: Lars Andersen

Speckled Wood Wall Brown Large Wall Brown Northern Wall Brown Woodland Brown
Parage aegeria Lasiommata megera Lasiommata maera Lasiommata petropolitana Lopingha achine

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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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