Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Common Map Butterfly (イシガケチョウ) Ishigakechou in Okinawa

Cyrestis thyodamas, butterfly, flowers

Latin Name: Cyrestis thyodamas



Common Name: Common Map Butterfly



It gets the name from resembling a map, with all the lines on the wings.

There are several similar looking one in the family of this species.

They are found throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this, Mike! We just saw this butterfly in our home yesterday and I was trying to find what kind of butterfly it was and stumbled across your website. We have no idea how it got inside!! It was pretty big too!