Butterflies on Tawara Wetland(Tawara shicchi no chou)


Like dead leaves

Orange butterflies were dancing on a wetland. However, they looked like dead leaves when they alighted on a tree. They are scarce tortoiseshells (Nymphalis xanthomelas, Japanese name: hiodoshi chou). In Japan, their wing color when they are flying is said to resemble the scarlet-threaded suit of armor (hiodoshi) used in the Warring States period.


Tawara, Kushimoto-cho
Season / Time zone
Summer / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


Twenty min. on foot from JR Kii-Tahara Sta.


Recommended spot

JR Koza Station > JR Kii-Uragami Station (Shimizu-toge Pass Trail)