This species of butterfly often rests underneath leaves in the shade, so it’s sometimes difficult to spot. Beautiful marbled patterning on the wings.

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Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae
Cyrestis thyodamas mabella
ishi-gake-chou

path towards orchards

Location: path near orchards above Ikeda Village (map)