Angled Sunbeam Butterfly

This butterfly has such a beautiful name = “angled sunbeam” in English and ura-gin-shijimi in Japanese (where gin means silver). The underside of the wings are a silvery white and the topsides are brown and white for females and brown and orange for males. [The photos show a female specimen].

Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae
Curetis acuta paracuta
angled sunbeam butterfly = ura-gin-shijimi

Location: Sweet chestnut grove at the edge of Fureiai-no-mori in Munakata (map)

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