Family PIERIDAE (2/2)

Last Updated: October 17, 1999



Aporia hippia

Japanese name: Miyama-siro-cho.
English name:
This butterfly can be seen only from high mountain area of central Honshu in Japan. Outside of Japan, this species can be found in Mongolia, Tibet, northern part of China, etc.
"Miyama" in Japanese name means high mountain area.

Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL52M.JPG (51KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL55M.JPG (33KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL58M.JPG (62KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL63M.JPG (16KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL64M.JPG (16KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL66M.JPG (21KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL68M.JPG (21KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL70M.JPG (21KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
July 17, 1999.
Male
Photo by T. Kumon. T99JL77M.JPG (34KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU55M.JPG (23KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU58M.JPG (19KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU59M.JPG (23KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU60M.JPG (18KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU61M.JPG (25KB)
Minoto, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan.
August 1, 1998.
Female
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AU62M.JPG (18KB)
Tateba-sawa, Hara-mura, Suwa-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 25, 1997.
Male in flight.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL67M.JPG (63KB)
Tateba-sawa, Hara-mura, Suwa-gun,
Nagano, Japan. July 25, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL69M.JPG (53KB)



Anthocharis cardamines

Japanese name: Kumoma-tsumaki-cho
English name: Orange tip
This species is distributed from the western Europe to the eastern Asia. In Japan this species can be found only from Mountain area of the central Honshu.
"Kumoma" literally means "among the clouds", which suggests high mountain area.
Females do not have the orange color.

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY55M.JPG (23KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY57M.JPG (21KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY59M.JPG (27KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY60M.JPG (27KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY65M.JPG (22KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY66M.JPG (32KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY67M.JPG (29KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY74M.JPG (19KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY75M.JPG (31KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY77M.JPG (14KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY78M.JPG (23KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun,Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY79M.JPG (22KB)



Anthocharis scolymus

Japanese name: Tsumaki-cho
English name:
Not rare. But we can see this species only in spring.
This butterfly is widespread in eastern Asia.
"Cho" in Japanese name means butterfly.
"Tsumaki" means that the tip portion of the forewing has yellow color.
Females of this butterfly do not have that color.

Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP23M.JPG (31KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP24M.JPG (32KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP25M.JPG (31KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP26M.JPG (24KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP27M.JPG (33KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Feale.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP39M.JPG (25KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
Laying an egg.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP40M.JPG (26KB)
Kurokawa, Aso-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa,
Japan. April 19, 1998.
An egg.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98AP42M.JPG (18KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo,
Japan. May 2, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY12M.JPG (31KB)
Minami-asakawamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo,
Japan. May 2, 1998.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY16M.JPG (19KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 3, 1996.
Two males and a female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY05M.JPG (71KB)



Leptidea amurensis

Japanese name: Himeshiro-cho
English name:
This species occurs in northeastern part of Asia. This butterfly can be seen usually grassy plain in mountain area in Japan.
"Hime" literally means young princess and implies smallness.

Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. May 25, 1996.
Spring form
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY69M.JPG (18KB)
Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun,
Yamanashi, Japan. May 25, 1996.
Lower left is Colias erate.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY67M.JPG (26KB)



Pieris rapae

Japanese name: Monshiro-cho
English name: Small white (European cabbage butterfly)
One of the most common species in Japan. This species is multi-brooded and we can find this butterfly from spring to fall.
"Monshiro-cho" means white butterfly with marks.

Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
April 26, 1997.
Spring form, female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AP84M.JPG (40KB)
Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 15, 1996.
Summer form, female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN33M.JPG (24KB)
Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
June 15, 1996.
Summer form, female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN34M.JPG (31KB)
Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
April 14, 1996.
Spring form, male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96AP01M.JPG (22KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 3, 1996.
Spring form, female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY01M.JPG (27KB)



Pieris melete

Japanese name: Sujiguro-Siro-cho
English name:
This butterfly is eastern Asia habitant. This species looks quite similar to Pieris napi and it is rather difficult to tell them from each other.
The Japanese name means white butterfly with black lines.

(Mt. Takao) Uratakao-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo,
Japan. May 31, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY87M.JPG (21KB)
Takabatake, Tsuru-shi, Yamanashi, Japan.
April 26, 1997.
Male.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AP82M.JPG (26KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
April 29, 1997.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97AP94M.JPG (32KB)
Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.
Summer form in the woods
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN43M.JPG (17KB)
Uenohara-cho, Yamanashi, Japan.
June 29, 1996.
Summer form
Photo by T. Kumon. T96JN50M.JPG (29KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 3, 1996.
Laying eggs.Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY02M.JPG (25KB)
Ohno, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan.
May 3, 1996.
Female.
Photo by T. Kumon. T96MY03M.JPG (27KB)



Pieris napi

Japanese name: Ezosujiguro-Siro-cho
English name:Veined white (Mustard white)
This is wide spread species from Europe to North America. This species has wide range of seasonal, local and individual variation which makes it difficult to distinguish from Pieris melete.
"Ezo" is the old name of Hokkaido, northernmost part of Japan.

Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY51M.JPG (27KB)
Ashiyasu-mura, Nakakoma-gun, Yamanashi,
Japan. May 16, 1998.

Photo by T. Kumon. T98MY52M.JPG (26KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.
Summer form, male. Flying.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL84M.JPG (38KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.
Summer form, male. Flying.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL85M.JPG (20KB)
Hara-mura, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan.
July 25, 1997.
Summer form, male. Flying.
Photo by T. Kumon. T97JL86M.JPG (32KB)



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