Butterflies

The butterflies gallery, including some selected day-flying moths, comprises mainly of images taken in Vestfold and Buskerud regions (now Vestfold & Telemark and Viken) in southern Norway, but also from travels around the world. These are sorted taxonomically rather than country of origin and are all taken spontaneously in the field with no pre-caught, captive or otherwise manipulated insects.

Each image contains information where and when this was taken, although exact locations are mostly excluded.  

Where they exist, Norwegian species names are also included to help as a local language identification key. 

Images will be continuously added to this gallery as and when they become available.

 

Red Cracker

Red Cracker

(Hamadryas amphinome mexicana) - Cerro Azul, Panama 23rd February 2013.

Variable Cracker

Variable Cracker

"Blue Cracker" (Hamadryas feronia farinulenta) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Costa Rica 21st February 2016

Clipper

Clipper

(Parthenos Sylvia) - Thailand 19th January 2014

Crimson Rose

Crimson Rose

(Atrophaneura hector) - Sri Lanka 6th March 2017

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Heliconian

"Zebra Longwing" (Heliconius charithonia) - Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Costa Rica 19th February 2016

Tawny Coster

Tawny Coster

(Acraea violae) - Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India, 13th February 2019

Dingy Skipper

Dingy Skipper

Tiriltungemygger (Erynnis tages) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd June 2019

Dingy Skipper

Dingy Skipper

Tiriltungemygger (Erynnis tages) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd June 2019

Dingy Skipper

Dingy Skipper

Tiriltungemygger (Erynnis tages) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Bakkesmyger (Pyrgus malvae) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper

Bakkesmyger (Pyrgus malvae) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Chequered Skipper

Chequered Skipper

Gulflekksmyger (Carterocephalus palacmon) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Chequered Skipper

Chequered Skipper

Gulflekksmyger (Carterocephalus palacmon) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Essex Skipper

Essex Skipper

Timoteismyger (Thymelicus lineola) - Minsmere, Suffolk, England 9th August 2016

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Kommasmyger (Hesperia comma comma) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 13th July 2018

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Kommasmyger (Hesperia comma comma) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 13th July 2018

Large Skipper

Large Skipper

Engsmyger (Ochlodes sylvanus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th June 2020

Large Skipper

Large Skipper

Engsmyger (Ochlodes sylvanus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th June 2020

Orange Tip

Orange Tip

Aurorasommerfugl (Anthocharis cardamines) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 13th June 2016

Black-veined White

Black-veined White

Hagtornsommerfugl (Aporia crataegi) - Kazakhstan 24th May 2012

'Northern' Green-veined White

'Northern' Green-veined White

'Green-veined White' Rapssommerfugl (Pieris napi adalwindi) female - Lofoten, Nordland, Norway 24th June 2010.

Small White

Small White

Liten kålsommerfugl (Pieris rapae) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 3rd July 2019

Eastern Bath White

Eastern Bath White

(Pontia edusa) - Kazakhstan 24th May 2012

Indian Cabbage White

Indian Cabbage White

(Pieris canidia) - Keolardo NP, India, 16th February 2019

Brimstone

Brimstone

Sitronsommerfugl (Gonepteryx rhamni) male - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 25th July 2020

Brimstone

Brimstone

Sitronsommerfugl (Gonepteryx rhamni) female - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 25th July 2020

Brimstone

Brimstone

Sitronsommerfugl (Gonepteryx rhamni) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 15th August 2016

Small Copper

Small Copper

Ildgullvinge (Lycaena phlaeas) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 13th August 2019

Scarse Copper

Scarse Copper

Oransjegullvinge (Lycaena virgaureae) male - Vestfold, Norway 13th July 2017

Purple-edged Copper

Purple-edged Copper

Purpurgullvinge (Lycaena hippothoe) male - Geilo, Buskerud, Norway 26th July 2019

Purple-edged Copper

Purple-edged Copper

Purpurgullvinge (Lycaena hippothoe) male - Geilo, Buskerud, Norway 26th July 2019

Lesser Fiery Copper

Lesser Fiery Copper

(Lycaena thersamon) male - Ognyanovo, Bulgaria 6th May 2018

Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak

Grønnstjertvinge (Callophrys rubi) - Ognyanovo, Bulgaria 6th May 2018

Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak

Grønnstjertvinge (Callophrys rubi) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak

Almestjertvinge (Satyrium w-album) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Small Blue

Small Blue

Dvergblåvinge (Cupido minimus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 16th June 2020

Small Blue

Small Blue

Dvergblåvinge (Cupido minimus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 16th June 2020

Small Blue

Small Blue

Dvergblåvinge (Cupido minimus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 16th June 2020

Holly Blue

Holly Blue

Vårblåvinge (Celastrina argiolus) female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 25th May 2020

Silver-studed Blue

Silver-studed Blue

Agusblåvinge (Plebejus argus) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Silver-studed Blue

Silver-studed Blue

Agusblåvinge (Plebejus argus) female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Idas Blue

Idas Blue

Idasblåvinge (Plebejus idas) blue female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Idas Blue

Idas Blue

Idasblåvinge (Plebejus idas) blue female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Idas Blue

Idas Blue

Idasblåvinge (Plebejus idas) blue female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Cranberry Blue

Cranberry Blue

Myrblåvinge (Plebejus optilete) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2018

Cranberry Blue

Cranberry Blue

Myrblåvinge (Plebejus optilete) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 27th June 2019

Cranberry Blue

Cranberry Blue

Myrblåvinge (Plebejus optilete) - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2018

Geranium Argus

Geranium Argus

Brun blåvinge (Aricia eumedon) female - Tønsberg. Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Geranium Argus

Geranium Argus

Brun blåvinge (Aricia eumedon) female - Tønsberg. Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Northern Brown Argus

Northern Brown Argus

Sankthansblåvinge (Aricia artaxerxes) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 28th June 2019

Northern Brown Argus

Northern Brown Argus

Sankthansblåvinge (Aricia artaxerxes) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 28th June 2019

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th June 2020

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 13th June 2016

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th June 2020

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th June 2020

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Mazarine Blue

Mazarine Blue

Engblåvinge (Cyaniris semiargus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 13th June 2016

Amanda's Blue

Amanda's Blue

Sølvblåvinge (Polyommatus amandus) male - Sandjeford, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Amanda's Blue

Amanda's Blue

Sølvblåvinge (Polyommatus amandus) female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Amanda's Blue

Amanda's Blue

Sølvblåvinge (Polyommatus amandus) - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 3rd July 2019

Common Blue

Common Blue

Tiriltungeblåvinge (Polyommatus icarus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway, 31st May 2020

Silver Washed Fritillary

Silver Washed Fritillary

Keiserkåpe (Argynnis paphia) male - Vestfold, Norway 20th June 2015

Silver Washed Fritillary

Silver Washed Fritillary

Keiserkåpe (Argynnis paphia) male - Vestfold, Norway 20th June 2015

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Keiserkåpe (Argynnis paphia) female - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 15th July 2018

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary

Keiserkåpe (Argynnis paphia) female - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 15th July 2018

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary

Aglajaperlemorvinge (Argynnis aglaja) - Vestfold, Norway 2017

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary

Aglajaperlemorvinge (Argynnis aglaja) - Vestfold, Norway 2017

High Brown Fritillary

High Brown Fritillary

Adippererlemorvinge (Argynnis adippe) - Vestfold, Norway 2017

High Brown Fritillary

High Brown Fritillary

Adippererlemorvinge (Argynnis adippe) - Vestfold, Norway 2017

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Sølvkåpe (Issoria lathonia) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th July 2018

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Sølvkåpe (Issoria lathonia) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 11th July 2018

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Sølvkåpe (Issoria lathonia) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 11th July 2018

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Sølvkåpe (Issoria lathonia) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 11th July 2018

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Sølvkåpe (Issoria lathonia) - Falsterbo, Sweden 26th September 2013

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Queen of Spain Fritillary

Sølvkåpe (Issoria lathonia) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 10th July 2018

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Engperlemorvinge (Brenthis ino) - Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Engperlemorvinge (Brenthis ino) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Engperlemorvinge (Brenthis ino) pair - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Engperlemorvinge (Brenthis ino) pair - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Rødflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria euphrosyne) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 10th June 2019

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Rødflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria euphrosyne) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 25th May 2020

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Rødflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria euphrosyne) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 25th May 2020

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Rødflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria euphrosyne) - Re, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Rødflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria euphrosyne) - Re, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Rødflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria euphrosyne) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 25th May 2020

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Brunflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria selene) - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 16th June 2018

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Brunflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria selene) - Vestfold, Norway

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Brunflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria selene) - Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Brunflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria selene) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 8th July 2018

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Brunflekket perlemorvinge (Boloria selene) - Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Cranberry Fritillary

Cranberry Fritillary

Myrperlemorvinge (Boloria aquilonaris) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 18th June 2020

Cranberry Fritillary

Cranberry Fritillary

Myrperlemorvinge (Boloria aquilonaris) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 3rd July 2019

Cranberry Fritillary

Cranberry Fritillary

Myrperlemorvinge (Boloria aquilonaris) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 3rd July 2019

Freyer's Fritillary

Freyer's Fritillary

(Melitaea arduinna) - Kazakhstan 25th May 2013

Eastern Knapweed Fritillary

Eastern Knapweed Fritillary

(Melitaea telona) -Ognyanovo, Bulgaria 4th May 2018

Eastern Knapweed Fritillary

Eastern Knapweed Fritillary

(Melitaea telona) -Ognyanovo, Bulgaria 4th May 2018

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2018

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2018

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2018

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) female - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th June 2019

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) female - Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2018

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) female - Vestfold 3rd July 2017

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) pale female resembling a Heath Fritillary - Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2018

False Heath Fritillary

False Heath Fritillary

Mørk rutevinge (Melitaea diamina) pale female resembling a Heath Fritillary - Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2018

Heath Fritillary

Heath Fritillary

Marimjellerutevinge (Melitaea athalia athalia) - Kongsberg, Buskerud 16th June 2018

Heath Fritillary

Heath Fritillary

Marimjellerutevinge (Melitaea athalia athalia) male - Vestfold 3rd July 2017

Heath Fritillary

Heath Fritillary

Marimjellerutevinge (Melitaea athalia athalia) pair - Re, Vestfold 4th June 2018

Heath Fritillary

Heath Fritillary

Marimjellerutevinge (Melitaea athalia athalia) pair - Re, Vestfold 4th June 2018

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 2017

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tistelsommerfugl (Vanessa cardui) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 2017

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tistelsommerfugl (Vanessa cardui) - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 15th July 2018

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tistelsommerfugl (Vanessa cardui) - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 15th July 2018

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Neslesommerfugl (Aglais urticae septentrionalis) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 2017

Comma

Comma

Hvit c (Polygonia c-album) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 1st September 2018

Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell

Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell

Seljesommerfugl (Nymphalis xanthomelas) Kazakhstan 27th May 2012

Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy

(Junonia almana) - Keolardo NP, India, 16th February 2019

Camberwell Beauty

Camberwell Beauty

Sørgekåpe (Nymphalis antiopa), second year after hibernation - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Camberwell Beauty

Camberwell Beauty

Sørgekåpe (Nymphalis antiopa), second year after hibernation - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Camberwell Beauty

Camberwell Beauty

Sørgekåpe (Nymphalis antiopa), fresh first year - Lardal, Vestfold, Norway 4th September 2016

Camberwell Beauty

Camberwell Beauty

Sørgekåpe (Nymphalis antiopa), fresh first year - Lardal, Vestfold, Norway 4th September 2016

White Admiral

White Admiral

Hvit admiral (Limenitis Camilla) - Kazakhstan 25th May 2012

Poplar Admiral

Poplar Admiral

Ospesommerfugl (Limenitis populi) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2018

Poplar Admiral

Poplar Admiral

Ospesommerfugl (Limenitis populi) male - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2018

Speckled Wood

Speckled Wood

Skogringvinge (Pararge aegeria) - Minsmere, Suffolk, England 9th August 2016

Large Wall Brown

Large Wall Brown

Klipperingvinge (Lasiommata maera) female - Kongsberg, Buskerud 16th June 2018

Large Wall Brown

Large Wall Brown

Klipperingvinge (Lasiommata maera) female - Holmestrand, Buskerud 25th June 2020

Large Wall Brown

Large Wall Brown

Klipperingvinge (Lasiommata maera) - Vestfold, Norway 20th July 2015

Wall Brown

Wall Brown

Sørringvinge (Lasiommata megera) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 14th August 2019

Wall Brown

Wall Brown

Sørringvinge (Lasiommata megera) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 14th August 2019

Wall Brown

Wall Brown

Sørringvinge (Lasiommata megera) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 14th August 2019

Wall Brown

Wall Brown

Sørringvinge (Lasiommata megera) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

(Pyronia tithonus) male - Minsmere, Suffolk, England 9th August 2016

Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

(Pyronia tithonus) female - Minsmere, Suffolk, England 9th August 2016

Ringlet

Ringlet

Gullringvinge (Aphantopus hyperantus) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Ringlet

Ringlet

Gullringvinge (Aphantopus hyperantus) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 2nd July 2020

Ringlet

Ringlet

Gullringvinge (Aphantopus hyperantus) Horten, Vestfold, Norway 11th July 2018

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Rappringvinge (Maniola jurtina) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 7th July 2020

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Rappringvinge (Maniola jurtina) male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 7th July 2020

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Rappringvinge (Maniola jurtina) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 7th July 2020

Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown

Rappringvinge (Maniola jurtina) female - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 7th July 2020

Arron Brown

Arron Brown

Fløyelsringvinge (Erebia ligea) Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 25th July 2020

Arron Brown

Arron Brown

Fløyelsringvinge (Erebia ligea) Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 25th July 2020

Arron Brown

Arron Brown

Fløyelsringvinge (Erebia ligea) Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 8th July 2018

Large Heath

Large Heath

Myrringvinge (Coenonympha tullia) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 18th June 2020

Large Heath

Large Heath

Myrringvinge (Coenonympha tullia) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 3rd July 2019

Small Heath

Small Heath

Engringvinge (Coenonympha pamphilus) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 8th July 2019

Esper's Marbled White

Esper's Marbled White

(Melanargia russiae) - Kazakhstan 24th May 2012

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Bredkantet humlesvermer(Hemaris fuciformis) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 15th July 2018

Six-spot Burnet

Six-spot Burnet

Seksflekket bloddråpesvermer (Zygaena filipendulae) - Horten, Vestfold 12th July 2020

Orange Underwing

Orange Underwing

Bjørkevårmåler (Archiearis parthenias) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 18th April 2018

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Gatekeeper

(Pyronia tithonus) female - Minsmere, Suffolk, England 9th August 2016