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Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Lycaena helloides

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July 27, 2014 12:56 AM PDT

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Ruddy Copper Lycaena rubidus

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July 27, 2014 01:37 PM PDT

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July 26, 2014 10:20 AM PDT

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P. mylitta or P. campestris?

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Hydaspe Fritillary Speyeria hydaspe

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July 26, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

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Greenish Blue Plebejus saepiolus

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July 26, 2014 10:26 AM PDT

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Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea

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July 27, 2014 01:00 PM PDT

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July 27, 2014 11:50 AM PDT

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Along the high trail, these were flying upslope; passing through swarms of nectaring Sierran Percopids...

Looks to me like the typical Hemileuca hera? I thought that one was more in Oregon. Since it's so pretty, I'll just post it to bug guide and get their input.

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Sierran Percopid Gnophaela latipennis

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July 27, 2014 12:30 AM PDT

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Present in the thousands right after the sun emerged at 10 o'clock.

The local guide calls this the 'forget-me-not moth'.

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July 15, 2014 04:27 PM BST

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July 16, 2014 04:14 PM BST

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This northern city(of 17,000) reportedly is a champion in the effort to 'reforest' Iceland. Supposedly, at first settlement there were extensive tracts of this 'Downey Birch'.

Other spots--especially in Reyjavik-most of the trees you see are foreign species. Black Cottonwood and Sitka Spruce are especially notable. Up here they've stuck pretty much to birch.

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Tillaea aquatica Crassula aquatica

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July 19, 2014 10:39 AM BST

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Harebell Campanula rotundifolia

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July 19, 2014 10:25 AM BST

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Sea Mayweed Tripleurospermum maritimum

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July 17, 2014 05:11 PM BST

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Common Heather Calluna vulgaris

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July 17, 2014 02:30 PM BST

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Northern Dock Rumex longifolius

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July 17, 2014 02:12 PM PDT

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Nootka lupine Lupinus nootkatensis

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July 17, 2014 04:34 PM BST

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Broadly sown on poor soil; controversy sown on fertile ground. Indubitably effective, but not celebrated by all admirers of the spare Icelandic vista.

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Red campion Silene dioica

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July 20, 2014 03:13 PM BST

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Orange Hawkweed Hieracium aurantiacum

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July 20, 2014 03:11 PM BST

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

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July 13, 2014 04:38 PM PDT

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Reyjavik (Google, OSM)

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Large bees, visiting white clover along with similarly-sized B. lucorum.

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July 15, 2014 04:44 PM BST

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July 14, 2014 03:48 PM BST

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Acorn Barnacle Balanus glandula

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July 14, 2014 03:45 PM BST

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July 21, 2014 10:43 AM BST

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This small bumblebee is evidently pretty new to Iceland, and 'found mainly in urban areas'...

That fits here: a fair sized town with a number of geothermal heated greenhouses. Most of these are used to cultivate flowers.

Got no pix; but I'm pretty sure I also saw one at Lake Myvatn-- a place mainly famous for ducks, fish and clouds of tiny dipterans.

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

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July 17, 2014 08:55 AM BST

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I think B. lucorum.

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July 17, 2014 10:47 AM BST

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In the local guide: 'Comastomia tenellum', or 'Slender Gentian'.

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July 17, 2014 11:00 AM BST

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In the local guide: 'Arctic Alpine Fleabane'.

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July 15, 2014 04:15 PM BST

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Another ubiquitous species; a reliable sign of boggy ground.

These tufts twisted into wicks in the old days acc'd to our guides.

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Bog Bilberry Vaccinium uliginosum

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July 15, 2014 04:02 PM BST

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Creeping Buttercup Ranunculus repens

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July 15, 2014 03:30 PM BST

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Couldn't resist these variegated blossoms; I've added a more typical view.

Buttercups were everywhere along the Icelandic coast.

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Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa

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July 15, 2014 03:39 PM BST
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