Family NYMPHALIDAE (1/3)

Last Updated: February 9, 2002



Dichorragia nesimachus

Japanese name: Suminagashi
English name:
This species is widespread in Asia, mostly southern part of Asia.
"Suminagashi" in Japanese name means flow of India ink...???

Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
On excrement of animal.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU10M.JPG (18KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
On excrement of animal.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU12M.JPG (21KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
On a leaf.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU16M.JPG (21KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
A male on excrement of animal.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN15M.JPG (35KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996. A male. There were two of them,
but one flew away.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN17M.JPG (27KB)



Sasakia charonda

Japanese name: Oh-murasaki.
English name: Japanese Emperor
This is the national butterfly of Japan and the largest Brush-footed butterfly in Japan. This species occurs in eastern Asia.
"Oh" means large and "Murasaki" means purple.

Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.
A male with beetles.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL47M.JPG (28KB)
Sudama-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 27, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL95M.JPG (31KB)
Sudama-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 27, 1997.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL96M.JPG (35KB)
Sudama-cho, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 27, 1997.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL00M.JPG (28KB)



Hestina japonica

Japanese name: Gomadara-chou.
English name:
This species is known from@Himalaya, Chaina, Korea and Japan.
"Gomadara" indicates marble pattern.

Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
October 7, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00OC12M.JPG (59KB)
Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
October 7, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00OC15M.JPG (85KB)
Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
October 7, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00OC18M.JPG (68KB)
Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
October 7, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00OC20M.JPG (65KB)
Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
September 12, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99SP14M.JPG (28KB)



Apatura metis

Japanese name: Ko-murasaki.
English name: Freyer's Purple Emperor
This species occurs from eastern Europe to eastern Asia.
"Ko" means small and "Murasaki" means purple.

Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL63M.JPG (52KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL72M.JPG (30KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL74M.JPG (26KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP47M.JPG (23KB)



Inachis io

Japanese name: Kujaku-cho.
English name: Peacock
This species occurs from western Europe to eastern Asia.
"Kujaku" means peacock.

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP42M.JPG (33KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP44M.JPG (37KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP45M.JPG (36KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP47M.JPG (37KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL77M.JPG (28KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU17M.JPG (49KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU19M.JPG (40KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU23M.JPG (34KB)



Kaniska canace

Japanese name: Ruri-tateha
English name: Blue Admiral
This butterfly occurs from the central Asia to the eastern Asia.
This species has wide range of geographical variation.
"Ruri" means deep blue or lapis lazuli.

Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN64M.JPG (52KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN65M.JPG (48KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba,
Japan. October 25, 1997.
Chrysalis
Photo by T. Kumon. T97OC65M.JPG (17KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba,
Japan. November 1, 1997.
Born in Tokyo. Underside.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97NO67M.JPG (34KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba,
Japan. November 3, 1997.
Born in Tokyo. On my finger.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97NO81M.JPG (17KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba,
Japan. November 3, 1997.
Born in Tokyo. On my finger.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97NO82M.JPG (17KB)
Hosakamachi, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi,
Japan. August 23, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU50M.JPG (28KB)
Hosakamachi, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi,
Japan. August 23, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU51M.JPG (37KB)



Vanessa indica

Japanese name: Aka-tateha
English name: Indian Red Admiral
Multi-blooded wide-spread species.
"Aka" means red.

Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
October 18, 1997.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97OC56M.JPG (30KB)
Shikadome, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.
In flight.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL39M.JPG (33KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
September 1, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP01M.JPG (15KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL15M.JPG (14KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL16M.JPG (16KB)



Cynthia cardui

Japanese name: Hime-aka-tateha
English name: Painted Lady
Multi-blooded worldwide species.
"Hime" means little princess.

Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP57M.JPG (30KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP59M.JPG (28KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP60M.JPG (21KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU68M.JPG (24KB)



Nymphalis antiopa

Japanese name: Kiberi-tateha
English name: Mourning Cloak (or Camberwell Beauty)
This species can be found from western Europe to Eastern Asia and North America.
"Kiberi" in the Japanese name means that the margin of the wings is yellowish color.

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP06M.JPG (41KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP16M.JPG (53KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP17M.JPG (31KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP18M.JPG (18KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP32M.JPG (56KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP34M.JPG (53KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP36M.JPG (53KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP37M.JPG (45KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP39M.JPG (22KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,Japan.
September 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP40M.JPG (8KB)



Nymphalis xanthomelas

Japanese name: Hiodoshi-cho
English name: Yellow-Legged Tortoiseshell
This species can be found from the Western Europe to the Eastern Asia.

Yamatomachi, Minamiuonuma-gun, Niigata, Japan.
May 5, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00MY43M.JPG (61KB)



Nymphalis vaualbum ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Japanese name: Eru-tateha
English name:

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL40M.JPG (74KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL41M.JPG (70KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL42M.JPG (99KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL43M.JPG (62KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL45M.JPG (92KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL47M.JPG (79KB)



Aglais urticae

Japanese name: Kohiodoshi
English name: Small Tortoiseshell
This species can be found in Europe and the northern part of Asia.
"Ko" means "small".

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL55M.JPG (75KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLH3M.JPG (39KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLH5M.JPG (51KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLH6M.JPG (54KB)
Dakesawa, Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 29, 2000.

Photo by T. Kumon. T00JLH9M.JPG (51KB)



Cyrestis thyodamas

Japanese name: Ishigake-cho
English name: Common Map
This species can be found from North India to Taiwan and Japan.
"Ishigake" in the Japanese name implies a stone wall.

Fujinoishi, Saijo-shi, Ehime, Japan.
August 12, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AUC7M.JPG (42KB)
Fujinoishi, Saijo-shi, Ehime, Japan.
August 12, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AUC8M.JPG (43KB)



Polygonia c-aureum

Japanese name: Ki-tateha
English name:
This species is Far East habitant and common in Japan.
This species hibernate in the form of adult butterfly.
"Ki" in Japanese name means yellow.

Shirahamamachi, Awa-gun, Chiba, Japan.
November 18, 2000.
gynandromorph?
Photo by T. Kumon. T00NO31M.JPG (57KB)
Shirahamamachi, Awa-gun, Chiba, Japan.
November 18, 2000.
Same butterfly as "t00no31"
Photo by T. Kumon. T00NO32M.JPG (63KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
October 18, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97OC53M.JPG (29KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
October 18, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97OC54M.JPG (30KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
July 20, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL68M.JPG (17KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
July 20, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL70M.JPG (15KB)
Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN35M.JPG (25KB)
Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 15, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN36M.JPG (24KB)



Polygonia c-album

Japanese name: Shii-tateha
English name: Comma Butterfly
This species occurs from Europe to the eastern Asia.
"Shii" is "C".

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,
Yamanashi,Japan. September 5, 1998.
Autumn form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP09M.JPG (62KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,
Yamanashi,Japan. September 5, 1998.
Autumn form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP10M.JPG (58KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,
Yamanashi,Japan. September 5, 1998.
Autumn form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP11M.JPG (25KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,
Yamanashi,Japan. September 5, 1998.
Autumn form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP13M.JPG (23KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,
Yamanashi,Japan. September 5, 1998.
Autumn form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98SP14M.JPG (28KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN19M.JPG (34KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN22M.JPG (18KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN23M.JPG (24KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN26M.JPG (23KB)



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