By: Camryn Bassler
Scientific Name and Habitat
The scientific name of the Japanese Emperor is Sasakia Charonda. They are found of in the Palaerarctic Ecozone (Asia). East on China to Korea and Japan. They typically live in upper canopies of forest.
- Their fore-wings and hind-wings are both dark brown or blue with little white spots.
- They have a blue iridescence.
- The underside is light greenish with a red spot in the back.
- Wingspan average at 50 mm for males and 65 mm for females.
- When a caterpillar eats many leaves when growing
- As the butterfly develops it starts drinking its food.
- Drink the nectar from flowers, small puddles on the ground or wet are on leaves and plants.
- Anything that can devolve in water, a butterfly can eat.
- Eggs- after about 5 days the eggs are laid, a tiny worm-like creature will hatch.
- Larve- While in this stage all the caterpillar does is eat eat eat!
- Pupa- In this stage the caterpillar is done growing. It makes a chrysalis usually the color as the things surrounding it (green or brown).
- Adult- The butterfly then has very colorful damp wings. Then gets rested up to go learn how to fly.
- The female is brown and has no blue iridescence.
- First description of the butterfly was in 1863 by Hewitson.
- National butterfly of Japan.
- Can hear the wings beat from a far distance.
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