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Butterflies

The butterflies in this main gallery are from Norway. Any flutterbugs from abroad will be posted to a subgallery. I'll try to find room for some moths somewhere too. We'll see...

Norway has approximately 100 species of "true" butterflies (when counting Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae and Hesperiidae). In my area (Mo i Rana at 6620 N) you can expect somewhere between 30 and 40 separate species. Some are really common, some very rare. With such a relatively low number of species available, there is always the temptation to "collect" pictures of each species. I will try to avoid this and hopefully only post pictures that I deem up to a certain standard. This might result in a greater number of shots of the more common species, but I hope that you won't get bored. :-)
Idas Blue ♂(Plebeius idas)
Idas Blue ♂
(Plebeius idas)
Purple-edged Copper ♂(Lycaena hippothoe)
Purple-edged Copper ♂
(Lycaena hippothoe)
Mazarine Blue ♂(Polyommatus semiargus)
Mazarine Blue ♂
(Polyommatus semiargus)
Mazarine Blue ♂(Polyommatus semiargus)
Mazarine Blue ♂
(Polyommatus semiargus)
Pearl-bordered Fritillary(Boloria euphrosyne)
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
(Boloria euphrosyne)
Chequered Skipper(Carterocephalus palaemon)
Chequered Skipper
(Carterocephalus palaemon)
Idas Blue ♀(Plebeius idas)
Idas Blue ♀
(Plebeius idas)
Chequered Skipper(Carterocephalus palaemon)
Chequered Skipper
(Carterocephalus palaemon)
Green-veined White(Pieris napi)
Green-veined White
(Pieris napi)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary(Boloria selene)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
(Boloria selene)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary(Boloria selene)
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
(Boloria selene)
Holly Blue ♀(Celastrina argiolus)
Holly Blue ♀
(Celastrina argiolus)
Holly Blue(Celastrina argiolus)
Holly Blue
(Celastrina argiolus)
Holly Blue(Celastrina argiolus)
Holly Blue
(Celastrina argiolus)
Green Hairstreak(Callophrys rubi)
Green Hairstreak
(Callophrys rubi)
Green Hairstreak(Callophrys rubi)
Green Hairstreak
(Callophrys rubi)
Idas Blue ♂(Plebeius idas)
Idas Blue ♂
(Plebeius idas)