Oeneis bore

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White-veined Arctic
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O. bore
Binomial name
Oeneis bore
(Schneider, 1792)[1]
Subspecies

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Synonyms
  • Papilio bore Schneider, 1792
  • Oeneis norna bore Hübner, 1825
  • Oeneis verdanda Staudinger, 1898
  • Oeneis semidea var. pansa Christoph, 1893
  • Oeneis arasaguna Austaut, 1911
  • Oeneis mckinleyensis dos Passos, 1949
  • Oeneis taygete Geyer, [1830]
  • Oeneis bootes Boisduval, 1832
  • Oeneis taygete gaspeensis dos Passos, 1949
  • Oeneis taygete fordi dos Passos, 1949
  • Oeneis taygete edwardsi dos Passos, 1949
  • Oeneis patrushevae Korshunov, 1985

Oeneis bore, the white-veined Arctic or Arctic grayling,[1] is a butterfly, a species of Satyrinae that occurs in North America and Asia.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 37 to 49 mm;[2] the dorsal view is a dull greyish brown while the females are often tawny. Males have a dark grey node in the centre of the forewing.

Subspecies[edit]

Listed alphabetically:[1]

  • O. b. arasaguna Austaut, 1911 – eastern Sayan, Transbaikalia?
  • O. b. bore – Arctic Europe, Arctic Siberia
  • O. b. edwardsi dos Passos, 1949 – southern Alberta, southern British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado
  • O. b. fordi dos Passos, 1949 – south western Alaska
  • O. b. gaspeensis dos Passos, 1949 – southern Quebec
  • O. b. hanburyi Watkins, 1928 – Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, northern Manitoba
  • O. b. mckinleyensis dos Passos, 1949 – Alaska
  • O. b. pansa Christoph, 1893 – Yakutia, Magadan
  • ?O. b. patrushevae Korshunov, 1985 - Siberian tundra
  • O. b. taygete Geyer, [1830] – Labrador, northern Quebec – white-veined Arctic

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Range and habitat[edit]

Occurs from Lapland and northern Russia and across Arctic Canada from Labrador to British Columbia; also found in the Gaspe Peninsula, western Alberta and the US Rocky Mountain states.[2]

Larval foods[edit]

Sedges (e.g., Carex misandra) and oviposition has been observed on dead leaves of grasses (Festuca mibra, Festuca brachyphylla, and Festuca vivipara).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Oeneis Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b c d Oeneis bore, Butterflies of Canada