Family LYCAENIDAE (1/3)

Last Updated: September 1, 2003



Neozephyrus japonicus

Japanese name: Midori shijimi
English name:
This species is single brooded and occurs in early summer. Male has metalic green color and flys late in the afternoon. As for female there are hereditary four types, namely A-type, B-type, AB-type, and O-type, like human being, though the rule of heredity is said to be different from that of human. Base color of female is black or dark brown. A-type has red spots on the forewing. B-type has blue portions on the forewing. AB-type has both red spots and blue portions. O-type does not have these colors.
"Midori" in Japanese name means green. "Shijimi" is a name of small fresh water clam which implies smallness.

Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 10, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JNA1M.JPG (34KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 10, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JNA2M.JPG (32KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 27, 1997.
Female O-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN97M.JPG (22KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female O-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN69M.JPG (21KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female O-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN70M.JPG (23KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female O-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN74M.JPG (22KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female O-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN76M.JPG (18KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN78M.JPG (13KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN79M.JPG (26KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN82M.JPG (27KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female B-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN84M.JPG (31KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female AB-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN86M.JPG (24KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female AB-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN88M.JPG (24KB)
Tajima, Urawa-shi, Saitama, Japan.
June 21, 1997.
Female AB-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JN89M.JPG (26KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 4, 1996.
Nest and a larva inside.
Photo by T. Kumon. JAPONICU.JPG (20KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 22, 1996.
Pupae bred in Tokyo.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY60M.JPG (12KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 28, 1996.
Adult butterfly, male, bred in Tokyo.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN03M.JPG (10KB)



Chrysozephyrus hisamatsusanus

Japanese name: Hisamatsu-midori shijimi
English name:
This species is endemic in Japan.
Chrysozephyrus splendidulus in Taiwan looks very similar.
Single brooded and appears in early summer. Males usally fly in the afternoon toward evening.
"Hisamatsu" is the erroneously read name of a mountain where this butterfly was first found.
Basically female of this species is AB-type with red spots and blue portions. Rarely B-type can be seen.

Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 29, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jn63m.jpg (34KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 29, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jn64m.jpg (36KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 17, 2001.
Two males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JN71M.JPG (37KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 17, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JN70M.JPG (52KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN76M.JPG (29KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN86M.JPG (40KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN87M.JPG (46KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN90M.JPG (45KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN92M.JPG (43KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN93M.JPG (38KB)
Shimada-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN95M.JPG (55KB)



Chrysozephyrus brillantinus

Japanese name: Aino-midori shijimi
English name:
This species occurs from the northeast China to Japan.
Single brooded and appears in summer. Males fly early in the morning.
A-type, B-type, AB-type, and O-type are known for female.
"Aino" in the name is from "Ainu", the indigenous people of Hokkaido.

Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl26m.jpg (60KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl27m.jpg (58KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl28m.jpg (63KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl29m.jpg (75KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl30m.jpg (67KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl32m.jpg (60KB)
Kita-aiki-mura, Minami-saku-gun, Nagano.
July 7, 2002.
Mating pair.
Photo by T. Kumon. t02jl33m.jpg (60KB)
Kita-aiki-mura, Minami-saku-gun, Nagano.
July 7, 2002.
Mating pair.
Photo by T. Kumon. t02jl34m.jpg (96KB)
Close-up: t02jl34l.jpg (101KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female. AB-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL01M.JPG (22KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female. AB-type.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL03M.JPG (26KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL03M.JPG (45KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL04M.JPG (47KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL05M.JPG (46KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL06M.JPG (47KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL07M.JPG (44KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL08M.JPG (45KB)
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL09M.JPG (42KB)
Special
GIF Animation
Kamikuiishiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 2, 2000.
t00jl03s-t00jl09s.
Photo by T. Kumon. BRILLAN.GIF (58KB)



Chrysozephyrus smaragdinus

Japanese name: Mesuaka-midori shijimi
English name:
This species occurs in east to northeast Asia. Single brooded and appears in early summer. Males fly from late morning till noon.
"Mesuaka" indicates that the female of this species has red color. Actually females of this species have usally large red marks on the forewings, though the base color is dark brown.

Kita-aiki-mura, Minami-saku-gun, Nagano.
July 7, 2002.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t02jl65m.jpg (51KB)
Kita-aiki-mura, Minami-saku-gun, Nagano.
July 7, 2002.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t02jl70m.jpg (47KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN30M.JPG (19KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN32M.JPG (20KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN38M.JPG (15KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN41M.JPG (16KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN49M.JPG (23KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN50M.JPG (23KB)
Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL08M.JPG (24KB)



Thermozephyrus ataxus

Japanese name: Kirishima-midori shijimi
English name:
This species is known from Himalaya, Miyanmar, Korea to Japan. Single brooded and appears in summer.
"Kirishima" is the place name of southern Kyushu, Japan.

Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLA6M.JPG (44KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLA9M.JPG (46KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLB2M.JPG (48KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLC6M.JPG (42KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLC7M.JPG (50KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLD1M.JPG (60KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLD2M.JPG (44KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLD5M.JPG (49KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLD6M.JPG (50KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLE4M.JPG (55KB)
Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 23, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLF6M.JPG (32KB)



Sibataniozephyrus fujisanus

Japanese name: Fuji-midori shijimi
English name:
This species is endemic to Japan. Single brooded and appears in early summer.
The Japanese name of this species is named after Mt. Fuji.

Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL30M.JPG (39KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL32M.JPG (33KB)



Favonius ultramarinus

Japanese name: Hayasi-midori shijimi
English name:
This species occurs in northeastern Asia. Single brooded and appears in summer.
"Hayashi" is the name of a person.

Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL64M.JPG (35KB)
Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL71M.JPG (38KB)
Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL75M.JPG (32KB)
Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL78M.JPG (33KB)
Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL83M.JPG (44KB)
Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL89M.JPG (44KB)
Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.
July 15, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00JL92M.JPG (47KB)



Favonius taxila

Japanese name: Jozan-midori shijimi
English name:
This species occurs in northeastern Asia. Single brooded and appears in early summer.
"Jozan" is the name of a place in Hokkaido.

Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl16m.jpg (67KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl18m.jpg (68KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl20m.jpg (56KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl21m.jpg (56KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl39m.jpg (71KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl40m.jpg (53KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL04M.JPG (26KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL07M.JPG (35KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL11M.JPG (22KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL13M.JPG (31KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL15M.JPG (34KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL19M.JPG (77KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Nishiyatsushiro-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 1, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL24M.JPG (37KB)



Favonius jezoensis (Matsumura, 1915)

Japanese name: Ezo-midori shijimi
English name:
This species is endemic to Japan. This butterfly looks quite similar to Favonius taxila which can be seen at the same place. However Favonius taxila only flies early in the morning, while Favonius jezoensis usally flies late in the afternoon. Single brooded and appears in early summer.
"Ezo" is the ancient name of Hokkaido Is.

Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 5, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00AU08M.JPG (35KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 5, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00AU12M.JPG (35KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 5, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00AU17M.JPG (32KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 5, 2000.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T00AU20M.JPG (42KB)



Favonius orientalis

Japanese name: Oo-midori shijimi
English name:
This species occurs in the eastern part of Asia surrounding Japan Sea.
"Oo" in Japanese name means large.

Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN32M.JPG (64KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN33M.JPG (37KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN35M.JPG (37KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN36M.JPG (36KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN38M.JPG (35KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN41M.JPG (41KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN52M.JPG (30KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. November 14, 1998.
An egg laid on the branch of host tree, Quercus serrata.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98NO30M.JPG (12KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. November 14, 1998.
An egg laid next to a shell of the former season.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98NO32M.JPG (12KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN03M.JPG (25KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN05M.JPG (18KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN06M.JPG (18KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN07M.JPG (21KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN08M.JPG (21KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
A larva and the leaves where this larva was found.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP46M.JPG (46KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
The shell of an egg after the larva emerged.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP47M.JPG (17KB)



Favonius yuasai Shirozu, 1947

Japanese name: Kuro-midori shijimi
English name:

Nirazaki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
September 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP01M.JPG (52KB)
Nirazaki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
September 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP02M.JPG (57KB)
Nirazaki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
September 1, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP04M.JPG (50KB)



Japonica lutea

Japanese name: Aka-shijimi
English name:
Occurs rather widely in Asia. Single brooded and appears in early summer.
Very similar species, Japonica onoi (Kita-aka-shijimi) occurs in limited area of the Northern Japan and western part of Honshu.
"Aka" means red.

Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN60M.JPG (43KB)
Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN70M.JPG (33KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. May31, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY99M.JPG (19KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL10M.JPG (16KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL11M.JPG (17KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL22M.JPG (18KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL25M.JPG (16KB)



Shirozua jonasi

Japanese name: Mumon-aka-shijimi
English name:
This butterfly occurs in eastern Asia. Single brooded and appears in summer.
"Mumon" means no marks."Aka" means red, but actual color is orange.

Asamaonsen (Lake Misuzu), Matsumoto-shi,
Nagano, Japan. August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU91M.JPG (21KB)
Asamaonsen (Lake Misuzu), Matsumoto-shi,
Nagano, Japan. August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU92M.JPG (17KB)
Asamaonsen (Lake Misuzu), Matsumoto-shi,
Nagano, Japan. August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU93M.JPG (27KB)
Asamaonsen (Lake Misuzu), Matsumoto-shi,
Nagano, Japan. August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU94M.JPG (12KB)



Japonica saepestriata

Japanese name: Uranami-aka-shijimi
English name:
This butterfly can be seen in the woods. This species occurs in eastern Asia. Single brooded and appears in early summer.
"Aka" means red, but actual color is orange.

Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN62M.JPG (42KB)
Shizuoka, Japan.
June 25, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JN64M.JPG (39KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN17M.JPG (19KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN18M.JPG (26KB)
Odagawa, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL08M.JPG (18KB)



Ussuriana stygiana (Butler, 1881)

Japanese name: Ura-kin-shijimi
English name:
This species is endemic to Japan. Single brooded and appears in summer.
"Ura-kin" indicates the color of the underside of the wings is gold.

Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl50m.jpg (55KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl51m.jpg (76KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Male.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl83m.jpg (69KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Two females.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Two females.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Two females.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Two females.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl91m.jpg (74KB)



Artopoetes pryeri

Japanese name: Uragomadara shijimi
English name:
This species is also single brooded and occurs in early summer. This species is wide spread in Japan. This species has a rather wide range of geographic and hereditary variation.
"Uragomadara" in Japanese name is derived from the row of sesami-like spots underside the wings.

Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
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Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl71m.jpg (73KB)
Fujimi-mura (Mt. Akagi), Seta-gun, Gunma.
July 27, 2003.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. t03jl72m.jpg (93KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.

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Iwakura, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
December 6, 1998.
Eggs laid on the branch of host tree, Ligustrum obtusifolium.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98DE54M.JPG (16KB)
Iwakura, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
December 6, 1998.
Eggs and shells of the former season.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98DE62M.JPG (25KB)
Iwakura, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
December 6, 1998.
Eggs with holes after parasitic wasps had come out.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98DE65M.JPG (21KB)
Iwakura, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
December 6, 1998.
Eggs with the holes by parasitic wasps.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98DE66M.JPG (10KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Female.Underside.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN17M.JPG (16KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN18M.JPG (24KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Female.
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Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN54M.JPG (20KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN56M.JPG (25KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN59M.JPG (26KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 4, 1996.
A larva on food plant, Ligustrum obtusifolium.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MYP1M.JPG (14KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 4, 1996.
A larva on food plant.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MYP2M.JPG (12KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 20, 1996.
Pupa bred in Tokyo.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY59M.JPG (4KB)
Izushima, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 20, 1996.
Adult butterfly, male, bred in Tokyo.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY57M.JPG (6KB)



Antigius attilia

Japanese name: Mizuiro-onaga shijimi
English name:
This species is single brooded and occurs in early summer. This species can be found in the Chinese continent, Japan and taiwan.
"Mizuiro" means pale blue color, which does not seem to express the characteristic of this butterfly correctly. "Onaga" means long tails.

Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.

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Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.

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Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.

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Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
June 6, 1999.

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Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. May31, 1998.

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Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. May31, 1998.

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Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. May31, 1998.

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Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. May31, 1998.

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Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. May31, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY98M.JPG (19KB)