Family PAPILIONIDAE (1/2)

Last Updated: January 14, 2002



Papilio dehaanii C. & R. Felder, 1864

Japanese name: Karasu-ageha
English name:
This species is widespread in East Asia. Normally this species occurs in spring and summer. Summer form is bigger.
"Karasu" in Japanese name means crow.

Koutoku-onsen, Nikou-shi, Tochigi, Japan.
August 21, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99AUB4M.JPG (33KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Absorbing water at puddle. Summer form, male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU06M.JPG (32KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Absorbing water at puddle. Summer form, male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU24M.JPG (19KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Absorbing water at puddle. Summer form, males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU25M.JPG (33KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Absorbing water at puddle. Summer form, males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU28M.JPG (38KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Absorbing water at puddle. Summer form, males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU29M.JPG (36KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Summer form, male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU30M.JPG (17KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Absorbing water at puddle. Summer form, males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU34M.JPG (35KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Summer form, male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU38M.JPG (23KB)
Mitake, Oume-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 26, 1996.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY83M.JPG (23KB)



Papilio maackii Menetries, 1858

Japanese name: Miyama-Karasu-ageha
English name:
This species resembles Papilio bianor and occurs in East Asia.
"Miyama" in Japanese name means the depth of mountains.

Kawamata, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
August 16, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AU86M.JPG (40KB)
Kawamata, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
August 16, 1999.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AU88M.JPG (71KB)
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 28, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AUF7M.JPG (63KB)
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 28, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AUG3M.JPG (47KB)
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 28, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AUG6M.JPG (39KB)
Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, Japan.
August 28, 1999.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AUG7M.JPG (24KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.
Males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL35M.JPG (47KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.
Males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL36M.JPG (50KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.
Males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL37M.JPG (60KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.
Males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL39M.JPG (55KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. July 12, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98JL44M.JPG (63KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU04M.JPG (52KB)
Asase, Yamakita-machi, Ashigarakami-gun,
Kanagawa, Japan. August 10, 1996.
Already worn out, at puddle. Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU31M.JPG (14KB)



Papilio machaon Linnaeus, 1758

Japanese name: Ki-ageha
English name: Old world swallowtail
Common in Japan, but said to be rare in North America.
Larvae (caterpillar) of this species eat plants mainly belonging to Umbelliferae family. We can sometimes find larvae even from parsley planted in a pot.
In Japan summer form which is far larger than spring form can be seen in summer.
"Ki" in Japanese name means yellow.

Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
August 3, 1999.
Larvae on Herb.
Photo by T. Kumon. H99AU02M.JPG (48KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
August 8, 1999.
A larva on Herb.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AU04M.JPG (28KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
August 8, 1999.
A larva looking for where to pupate.
Photo by T. Kumon. T99AU05M.JPG (26KB)
Nakamichi-machi, Higashiyatsushiro-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. August 23, 1997.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU97M.JPG (26KB)
Nakamichi-machi, Higashiyatsushiro-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. August 23, 1997.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU98M.JPG (35KB)
Nakamichi-machi, Higashiyatsushiro-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. August 23, 1997.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU99M.JPG (31KB)
Nakamichi-machi, Higashiyatsushiro-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. August 23, 1997.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AUA0M.JPG (36KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Summer form, early in the morning.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL41M.JPG (23KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL43M.JPG (34KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL46M.JPG (32KB)
Kiyosato, Takane-cho, Kitakoma-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. July 14, 1996.
Summer form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL47M.JPG (30KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
April 29, 1997.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AP96M.JPG (23KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
April 29, 1997.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AP97M.JPG (39KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 3, 1996. Spring form, probably a female
looking for food plants to lay eggs.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY06M.JPG (54KB)



Papilio xuthus Linnaeus, 1767

Japanese name: Ageha
English name:
Very common in Japan. This species is multi-brooded and wide spread in eastern Asia.
Main host plants belong to Rutaceae family.

Hosakamachi, Nirasaki-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
August 23, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97AU49M.JPG (29KB)
Tamareien, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
September 7, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97SP39M.JPG (17KB)
Tamareien, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
September 7, 1997.

Photo by T. Kumon. T97SP41M.JPG (31KB)
Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
May 7, 1997.
An egg on the leaf.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97MY13M.JPG (20KB)
Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
May 13, 1997.
A larva eating the first food, its own eggshell.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97MY29M.JPG (13KB)
Nakayama, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 31, 1996.

Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU77M.JPG (29KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
July 20, 1996.
Summer form. Male and female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL72M.JPG (19KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
July 20, 1996.
Summer form. Male and female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JL73M.JPG (16KB)
Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo, Japan.
May 5, 1996.
Laying an egg. Of course a female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY13M.JPG (23KB)



Papilio protenor Cramer, [1775]

Japanese name: Kuro-ageha
English name:
This species is distributed in eastern Asia and one of the common species of urban area in Japan.
"Kuro" means black.

Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
August 14, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AUE8M.JPG (45KB)
Okura-cho, Niihama-shi, Ehime, Japan.
August 14, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98AUE9M.JPG (28KB)
Kitakata, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
August 11, 1996.
Looking for a place to lay eggs. Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AU53M.JPG (31KB)
Asamaonsen, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, Japan.
September 1, 1996.
Larva ,or a caterpillar, on food plant.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96SP95M.JPG (13KB)



Papilio helenus Linnaeus, 1758

Japanese name: Monki-ageha
English name: Red Helen
This butterfly can be found from India to Japan.
"Monki" indicates that this species has yellow marks.

Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.

Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP15M.JPG (54KB)
Izunagaoka-cho, Takata-gun, Shizuoka, Japan.
June 13, 1999.

Photo by T. Kumon. T99JN56M.JPG (20KB)



Papilio memnon Linnaeus, 1758

Japanese name: Nagasaki-ageha
English name: Great Mormon
This butterfly can be found from Northern India to Southeast Asia and Japan.
"Nagasaki" is the name of a place in Kyushu.

Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP11M.JPG (56KB)
Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP19M.JPG (94KB)
Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP20M.JPG (81KB)
Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP22M.JPG (76KB)
Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP23M.JPG (67KB)
Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa, Japan.
September 2, 2001.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T01SP24M.JPG (52KB)



Papilio macilentus Janson, 1877

Japanese name: Onaga-ageha
English name:
Outside of Japan, this butterfly can be found in China and Korea. This species looks similar to Papilio protenor which is more common in Japan. This species is more slender.
"Onaga" in Japanese name means long tail.

Mitakehon-cho, Oume-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 26, 1996.
Spring form, male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY94M.JPG (20KB)
Mitakehon-cho, Oume-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 26, 1996.
Spring form, males.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY95M.JPG (38KB)
Mitake, Oume-shi, Tokyo, Japan.
May 26, 1996.
Spring form.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY99M.JPG (31KB)



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