First sightings--northern division

Runar Krogen rkrogen at
Thu Apr 9 12:09:30 EDT 1998

Trondheim, Norway, is situated almost in same latitude as Fairbanks,
Alaska. On 6 April I observed the first butterfly for the season: One male
Aglais urticae perching 4 pm. It was sunshine and clear sky, but rather
cold, arctic air, not warmer than 5 degrees centigrade. 

A. urticae is always the first species to appear after hibernating, and
normally it begins to fly late March or early April here in Trondheim. 

Runar Krogen

rkrogen at

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