Family NYMPHALIDAE (3/3)

Last Updated: February 9, 2002



Brenthis daphne

Japanese name: Hyomon-cho
English name: Marbled Fritillary
This species occurs from the western Europe to the eastern Asia.
"Hyomon" means panther pattern.

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

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLA5M.JPG (31KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL14M.JPG (30KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL15M.JPG (47KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL18M.JPG (31KB)



Brenthis ino

Japanese name: Ko-Hyomon
English name: Lesser Marbled Fritillary
This species occurs from the western Europe to the eastern Asia.
Looks similar to Brenthis daphne. "Ko" means small.

Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLA2M.JPG (34KB)



Argyreus hyperbius

Japanese name: Tsumaguro Hyomon
English name:
Multi-blooded wide-spread species. This species occurs from northeastern Africa to eastern Asia.
Female of this butterfly mimics unpalatable species, Anosia chrysippus. "Tusmaguro" indicates that the tip potion of the forewing of this butterfly is black. But the male does not have the colour in that area.

Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLH9M.JPG (38KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLI0M.JPG (40KB)
Maeda-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 14, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP29M.JPG (25KB)
Maeda-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 14, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP30M.JPG (22KB)
Maeda-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 14, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP31M.JPG (27KB)
Maeda-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 14, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP32M.JPG (29KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
September 16, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP69M.JPG (15KB)



Damora sagana

Japanese name: Mesuguro Hyomon
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia. Single-blooded.
"Mesu" means female of insects or animals. "Mmesuguro" suggests that female of this butterfly has black color unlike other Japanese Fritillaries.

Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 17, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU59M.JPG (25KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU83M.JPG (29KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU84M.JPG (18KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU85M.JPG (22KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
September 1, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP96M.JPG (19KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
September 1, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP97M.JPG (16KB)



Argynnis paphia

Japanese name: Midori Hyomon
English name: Silver-washed Fritillary
Wide-spread species from Europe to Asia. Single-blooded.
"Midori" means green.

Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU096M.JPG (37KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU49M.JPG (46KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
A female left &a male right.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU73M.JPG (32KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU74M.JPG (32KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 5, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL17M.JPG (27KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU74M.JPG (18KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU75M.JPG (20KB)



Argyronome laodice

Japanese name: Uraginsuji Hyomon
English name: Pallas's Fritillary
This species occurs from eastern Europe to eastern Asia. Single-blooded.
Looks similar to Argyronome ruslana.

Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.
Two males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU05M.JPG (56KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.
Two males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU07M.JPG (60KB)
Mt.Haruna, Gunma-gun, Gunma, Japan.
August 2, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU13M.JPG (29KB)



Argyronome ruslana

Japanese name: Oh-uraginsuji Hyomon
English name:
This species occurs in eastern Asia. Single-blooded.
Looks similar to Argyronome laodice.

Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLG6M.JPG (50KB)
Kamikuisshiki-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, Japan.
July 31, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JLG7M.JPG (50KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU89M.JPG (31KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU90M.JPG (23KB)



Nephargynnis anadyomene

Japanese name: Kumogata-hyomon
English name:
This species occurs in the eastern part of Asia.
"Kumo" means cloud. "Hyomon" means panther pattern.

Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL71M.JPG (33KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
On a flower.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN19M.JPG (26KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996. Absorbing dew on a leaf with
its proboscis, tongue.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN20M.JPG (26KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 1, 1996.
On a flower.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN22M.JPG (27KB)



Fabriciana adippe

Japanese name: Uragin-hyomon
English name: High Brown Fritillary
This species occurs from northern part of Africa, Europe to the East Asia. Single-blooded.
"Ura" is underside and "gin" means silver.

Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL14M.JPG (24KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 13, 1996.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL18M.JPG (27KB)



Speyeria aglaja (Linnaeus, 1758)

Japanese name: Ginboshi-hyomon
English name:

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

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL52M.JPG (54KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL58M.JPG (61KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL60M.JPG (54KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL61M.JPG (44KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL62M.JPG (60KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi, Japan.
July 21, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01JL63M.JPG (43KB)



Mellicta ambigua

Japanese name: Ko-hyomon Modoki
English name:
This species occurs from western Europe to eastern Asia. Single-blooded.
"Ko" means small. "Modoki" indicates similarity.

Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL78M.JPG (29KB)



Papilonidae1 Pieridae1 Nymphalidae1 Nymphalidae3 Libytheidae Lycaenidae1 Lycaenidae3
Papilonidae2 Pieridae2 Nymphalidae2 Satyridae Danaidae Lycaenidae2 Hesperiidae
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