has streaks like stone cliffs.
|Scientific name||Cyrestis thyodamas|
|English name||Cyrestis thyodamas|
|Classification details||Lepidoptera Nymphalidae|
|Full length||about 30mm.|
|Distribution||Distributed from India to mainland Asia. South of Honshu in Japan.|
A Nymphalidae with many thin black streaks on a white background. The name comes from the fact that it looks like a stone cliff (stone wall) where stones are piled up. Orange and blackish brown are mixed in the part near the moving body of the wing and part of the outer edge. The forewing horns are dark brown. Hind wings have short tails. If you look at the face from the side, you can see that there is a palpi.It flies like dancing and perches with its wings spread.
Inhabits evergreen forests near swamps. It absorbs nectar from chestnut flowers and absorbs water from damp ground. It feeds on trees of the mulberry family, and emerges from spring to autumn. It is a southern type of butterfly, but due to the effects of global warming, it is spreading its distribution to the north.
In the bright forest
I took a picture of it fluttering in the forest where the sun shines. It was moving back and forth on the leaves about 2m high and on the ground. It perched on a leaf with its wings open.
wet sandy beach
I found it in a place where fresh water flows into the sandy beach. It perched on the sandy beach with its wings open and absorbed water. We also saw the bluebottle and the tatehamodoki nearby.
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