Family NYMPHALIDAE (2/3)

Last Updated: November 23, 1999



Araschnia burejana

Japanese name: Sakahachi-cho
English name:
This species occurs in the eastern part of Asia.
The spring form and the summer form of this butterfly look quite different and do not look like the same species.
"Sakahachi" indicates the upside-down shape of the Chinese character for "eight". "Cho" means butterfly.

Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami -gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL32M.JPG (48KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami -gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL33M.JPG (29KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU67M.JPG (37KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU68M.JPG (39KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU20M.JPG (15KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU23M.JPG (7KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
On the ground.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN06M.JPG (28KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
On a stone.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN09M.JPG (15KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
On a leaf.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN14M.JPG (21KB)



Neptis sappho

Japanese name: Ko-misuji
English name: Common Glider
This species occurs from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia.
"Misuji" in the name is derived from the three white bands appeared on the wings.
"Ko" indicates smallness.

Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU01M.JPG (20KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU03M.JPG (13KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU19M.JPG (24KB)



Neptis pryeri

Japanese name: Hoshi-misuji
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia.
"Hoshi" in the Japanese name means "stars".

Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL04M.JPG (36KB)
Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL05M.JPG (29KB)



Neptis philyra

Japanese name: Misuji-cho
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia. Not rare, but not so common.
"Misuji" in the Japanese name means three bands.

Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL08M.JPG (20KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL09M.JPG (24KB)
Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN51M.JPG (12KB)
Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN52M.JPG (15KB)



Neptis alwina

Japanese name: Oh-misuji
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia. Single-blooded and can be seen in summer.
It is not difficult to identify this species by the white mark at the tip portion of the forewings.
"Oh" or rather "o-o" means large.

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

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN14M.JPG (44KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN16M.JPG (42KB)
Akeno-mura, Kitakoma-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 20, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JN45M.JPG (51KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL18M.JPG (29KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL19M.JPG (21KB)
Odagawa, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL11M.JPG (18KB)



Neptis rivularis

Japanese name: Futasuji-cho.
English name: Hungarian Glider
This species occurs from Europe to eastern Asia.
"Futasuji" means two bands.

Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL90M.JPG (23KB)
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL91M.JPG (23KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL60M.JPG (26KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL62M.JPG (28KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL81M.JPG (39KB)



Limenitis populi

Japanese name: Oh-ichimonji
English name: Popular Admiral
This species occurs from the Central Europe to eastern Asia.
"Oh" means large.

Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl25M.JPG (52KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl29M.JPG (59KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl32M.JPG (70KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl43M.JPG (44KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl45M.JPG (44KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl46M.JPG (90KB)
Kamikochi, Azumi-mura, Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 10, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLl47M.JPG (67KB)



Limenitis (Ladoga) camilla

Japanese name: Ichimonji-cho
English name: White Admiral
This species occurs from Europe to eastern Asia.
"Ichimonji" in the Japanese name is derived from the shape of the Chinese character for "one".
It is rather difficult to tell from Limenitis glorifica which is considered to be uniquely Japanese species.

Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 9, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU82M.JPG (44KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL79M.JPG (38KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL12M.JPG (16KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 17, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU58M.JPG (14KB)
Odagawa, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi,
Japan. July 13, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL10M.JPG (38KB)



Limenitis (Ladoga) glorifica

Japanese name: Asama-ichimonji
English name:
This species is peculiar to Japan.
"Asama" is a name of a mountain in Nagano pref.

Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 9, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU86M.JPG (35KB)
Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 9, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU89M.JPG (33KB)
Narusawa-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 9, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU94M.JPG (20KB)




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