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Japanese Emperor Butterfly (Sasakia Charonda) Facts, Information And Images

Japanese Emperor Butterfly (Sasakia Charonda)

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The Japanese Emperor Butterfly is also popular as a great purple emperor and it has a Sasakia charonda scientific name. The Sasakia charonda butterfly is the national butterfly of Japan. They are also called as a   大紫 or オオムラサキ (oh-murasaki, “great purple”) in Japan. Here in this article, you will see the Japanese Emperor Butterfly Facts, information and images.

Japanese Emperor Butterfly found in the Korean Peninsula, China, northern Taiwan and northern Vietnam. They also popular as a 大紫蛺蝶 (Traditional Chinese) in China and 왕오색나비 in Korean, which means “king five-colored butterfly”.

Japanese Emperor Butterfly Facts

Japanese Emperor Butterfly Appearance

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  • This butterfly has a dark brown or black color upper wings with a series of small white spots. In the middle of wings, they have a two series of white spots. They also have a blue color iridescence around the large area of the body.  
  • The Japanese Emperor Butterfly has a light greenish color at the edge and dark brown color around the body with some small white spots on the underside wings. 
  • The female butterfly has brownish color wings and lack of blue iridescence.

Japanese Emperor Butterfly Information

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Japanese Emperor Butterfly  Facts Specification
Scientific name Sasakia charonda
Other names Great purple emperor
Native Japan
National butterfly Japan
Family Nymphalidae
Length 3.3 cm (1.3 inch)
wings stretch 7.1 cm (2.8 inches)
Wingspan Male: 50 mm (2.0 in)
Female:  65 mm (2.6 in)
Distribution China, Japan, Korea
Habitat Dense forest
Food sap 
Lifespan 14-21 days

Japanese Emperor Life Cycle

 

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