Category Archives: Lepidoptera

butterflies, moths

Angled Sunbeam Butterfly

English: Angled Sunbeam Japanese: uragin-shijimi Scientific: Curetis acuta paracuta Found at Yokoyama Village in Munakata (Fukuoka, Japan)

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Japanese Oakblue Butterfly

English: Japanese Oakblue Butterfly Japanese: murasaki-shijimi Scientific: Narathura japonica Found at Yokoyama Village in Munakata (Fukuoka, Japan)

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Chestnut Tiger Butterfly

I met some entomologists looking for Chestnut Tiger Butterflies (asagi-madara) in our local insect park (hotaru-no-sato), but it was a windy day and pretty cool so they said that they didn’t expect to find any. The reason they were looking … Continue reading

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Japanese Giant Silkworm Moth

This beautiful (newly emerged perhaps) Japanese Giant Silkworm Moth (Saturnia japonica, or Caligula japonica) was on a wall in Yamada Village, Munakata. It’s a native of East Asia and has a wingspan of 10-13cm. Lepidoptera: Saturniidae Saturnia japonica Japanese Giant … Continue reading

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Orange Hairstreak

I spotted this orange hairstreak butterfly sitting on a leaf on the side of Mt Joyama in Munakata. You can see that it appears to have another “head” (with antennae) at the back, at the lower edge of the wings. … Continue reading

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Japanese Oak Silkmoth

Shinobu and Rei found this lovely big moth on the utility pole outside our house. Lepidoptera: Saturniidae Antheraea yamamai yamamai = yamamayu (Japanese Oak Silkmoth)

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Nine-spotted moth

Nine-spotted moth Amata fortunei fortunei Japanese = Kanoko-ga Lepidoptera > Arctiidae > Syntominae August 2013 in Munakata (Fukuoka) near Koen-dori

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Moth: Talanga quadrimaculalis

Lepidoptera: Crambidae (grass moths) Talanga quadrimaculalis = yotsuboshi-no-meiga Location: Wooded area next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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Geometrid Moth: Alcis angulifera

Lepidoptera: Geometridae Alcis angulifera = naka-usu-edashaku Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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Skipper: Daimio tethys

Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae (skippers) Daimio tethys = daimyou-seseri Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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