Chrysozephyrus ataxus yakushimaensis

Chrysozephyrus ataxus yakushimaensis This is a representative butterfly of Yakushima. They are endemic subspecies of Chrysozephyrus ataxus that inhabit Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu islands. They are characterized by lack of the tail protuberances at the hind wings. Their larvae feed on the leaves of Japanese evergreen oak and the Japanese willowleaf oak.

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