Family HESPERIIDAE

Last Updated: September 16, 2000



Choaspes benjaminii

Japanese name: Aoba-seseri.
English name:
This butterfly occurs from the central to the eastern Asia.
"Aoba" means blue wing.

newk.gifSizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Opened a nest of a last instar larva.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JNA0M.JPG (32KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.
Nest of a larva.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN08M.JPG (15KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.
Nest of a larva.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN09M.JPG (31KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.
Nest of a larva.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN11M.JPG (12KB)
Komochi-mura, Kitagunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 31, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AUB9M.JPG (31KB)
Komochi-mura, Kitagunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 31, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AUC2M.JPG (37KB)



Carterocephalus palaemon newk.gif

Japanese name: Takane-Kimadara-seseri
English name: Chequered Skipper (Arctic Skipper)
This butterfly occurs generally in the northern parts of Europe, Asia and the North America.
In Japan this species can be seen only in the high mountain area of the central Japan.
It takes two years for them to grow from eggs to adult butterflies.
"Takane" means "high mountain".

Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLI2M.JPG (38KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLI3M.JPG (35KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLI4M.JPG (44KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLI7M.JPG (36KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLI8M.JPG (38KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLI9M.JPG (34KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLJ2M.JPG (30KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLJ3M.JPG (29KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLJ4M.JPG (29KB)



Leptalina unicolor

Japanese name: Gin-ichimonji-seseri.
English name:
This butterfly occurs in the northeastern Asia including Japan and eastern Siberia.
"Gin" means silver."Ichimonji" means the chinese character for "one".

Sekido, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 2, 1998.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY20M.JPG (22KB)
Sekido, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 2, 1998.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY21M.JPG (19KB)
Sekido, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 2, 1998.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY24M.JPG (19KB)
Sekido, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 2, 1998.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY25M.JPG (16KB)
Sekido, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 2, 1998.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY30M.JPG (27KB)
Sekido, Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 2, 1998.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY33M.JPG (23KB)



Erynnis montanus

Japanese name: Miyama-seseri
English name:
Outside of Japan, this species can be found in Amur (Russia), China, Korean Peninsula.
Single-blooded and occurs only in spring.

Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
May 8, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99MY33M.JPG (21KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
May 18, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97MY73M.JPG (25KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
May 18, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97MY74M.JPG (30KB)



Isoteinon lamprospilus

Japanese name: Hosoba-seseri.
English name:
This butterfly occurs in eastern Asia.
"Hosoba" means narrow wing.

Fumoto, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLI3M.JPG (26KB)
Fumoto, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLI4M.JPG (25KB)
Fumoto, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLI5M.JPG (21KB)
Sutama-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 27, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL94M.JPG (21KB)



Daimio tethys

Japanese name: Daimyo-seseri
English name:
This species occurs in the eastern part of Asia.
This butterfly opens its wings wide when resting on the leaves.
"Daimyo" is a feudal lord. I do not know what "seseri" originally means. The name "seseri" is used for English "skippers".

Odagawa, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
May 18, 1997.
Kanto-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97MY77M.JPG (29KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 14, 1996.
Underside. Kansai-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP11M.JPG (11KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.
Kansai-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP51M.JPG (13KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
Kanto-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN05M.JPG (12KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
September 1, 1996.
Underside. Kanto-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP99M.JPG (23KB)



Parnara guttata

Japanese name: Ichimonji-seseri
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia.
This butterfly migrates and increases its number in fall.
"Ichimonji" is the shape of Chinese character for "one". Four white spots on hindwing make a strait line, the shape of "ichimonji".

Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
October 3, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99OC47M.JPG (26KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU69M.JPG (17KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU70M.JPG (12KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU71M.JPG (16KB)



Pelopidas mathias

Japanese name: Chabane-seseri
English name:
Wide-spread species from Africa to Asia.
"Chabane" means brown wings.

Nakamichimachi, Higashiyatsushiro-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. August 23, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU58M.JPG (23KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP44M.JPG (12KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP45M.JPG (11KB)



Polytremis pellucida

Japanese name: Ohchabane-seseri
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia.
Common and can be seen in summer.
"Oh" or "o-o" means large. "Chabane" means brown wings.

Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.
On a leaf
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN45M.JPG (23KB)
Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.
Male and female
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN49M.JPG (34KB)



Thoressa varia

Japanese name: Kochabane-seseri
English name:
This species occurs around Japan.
Common species.
"Ko" means small. "Chabane" means brown wings.

Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL21M.JPG (26KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL23M.JPG (46KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL22M.JPG (19KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL26M.JPG (22KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Early in the morning.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL48M.JPG (30KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Early in the morning.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL49M.JPG (24KB)



Aeromachus inachus

Japanese name: Hoshi-chabane-seseri
English name:
This butterfly occurs from China to Japan.
"Hoshi" in the Japanese name means stars.

Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishi-yatsusiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLF5M.JPG (27KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishi-yatsusiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLF6M.JPG (26KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishi-yatsusiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLF9M.JPG (27KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishi-yatsusiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLG5M.JPG (29KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishi-yatsusiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLH4M.JPG (34KB)



Thymelicus sylvaticus

Japanese name: Heriguro-chabane-seseri
English name: Small skipper
This butterfly occurs from China to Japan.
One of the two species of the genus Thymelicus which had been known from Japan.
Third species, Thymelicus lineola, was recorded in Hokkaido in July, 1999.

Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL86M.JPG (26KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL88M.JPG (23KB)



Thymelicus leoninus

Japanese name: Sujiguro-chabane-seseri
English name:
This butterfly occurs from China to Japan.

newk.gifMinamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 5, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00AU22M.JPG (43KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL10M.JPG (23KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL11M.JPG (26KB)



Hesperia florinda

Japanese name: Aka-seseri
English name:
This butterfly occurs in eastern Asia.
This species looks similar to Ochlodes venata.
"Aka" means red.

Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU02M.JPG (26KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU10M.JPG (29KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU11M.JPG (20KB)



Ochlodes venata

Japanese name: Ko-kimadara-seseri
English name:
This butterfly occurs from Europe to eastern Asia.
This species looks similar to Hesperia florinda.
"Ko" means small.

Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL97M.JPG (25KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLB5M.JPG (24KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
A Female and a male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLB6M.JPG (19KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL19M.JPG (19KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL20M.JPG (21KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL21M.JPG (23KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL26M.JPG (20KB)



Ochlodes ochraceus

Japanese name: Hime-kimadara-seseri
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia.
Common species.
"Hime" means little princess and implies smallness.

Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL24M.JPG (24KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL25M.JPG (19KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Early in the morning. Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL35M.JPG (26KB)



Potanthus flavum

Japanese name: Kimadara-seseri
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia.
Common and can be seen in summer.
Japanese name means something like yellow spotted skipper.

Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 3, 1997.
Nectaring on a flower of clover.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN41M.JPG (22KB)
Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 3, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN42M.JPG (24KB)
Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 3, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN43M.JPG (32KB)
Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.
On a leaf
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN46M.JPG (25KB)



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