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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Lycaenidae
Subfamilia: Theclinae
Tribus: Theclini
Genus: Japonica
Subgenera: Japonica – Yuhbae
Overview of species

J. saepestriata – J. lutea – J. onoi – J. patungkoanui

Japonica Tutt, 1907: 277.

Type species: Dipsas saepestriata Hewitson, [1865] by original designation.

Japonica lutea

Japonica lutea


Fujioka, T., 1993a. Zephyrus (Theclini butterflies) in the world (4). Genus: Japonica. Butterflies (Teinopalpus) 5: 13–31. Reference page.
Hewitson, W.C. 1863–1878. Illustrations of diurnal Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae. London, van Vorst, x + 229 pp, 107 pls. Text, plates. Reference page.
Tutt, J.W. 1907–1908. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera Vol 9, Butterflies (2): 495pp, 28 pls. London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co. BHL Reference page.
Koiwaya, S. 2002. Descriptions of three new species and three new subspecies of Theclini (Lycaenidae) from China and Indo-China (2). Gekkan-Mushi 374: 5–12. Reference page.
Koiwaya, S., 2007. The Zephyrus Hairstreaks of the World. 1: 1–300 2: pls 1-256. Mushi-Sha, Tokyo, Japan. ISBN 978-4-943955-05-4. Reference page.

Vernacular names
日本語: ウラナミアカシジミ属

Japonica is an East Palearctic genus of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.[1]

  • Japonica bella Hsu, 1997.
    • Japonica bella lao Koiwaya, 2000 North Laos.
    • Japonica bella myanmarensis Koiwaya, 2000 Burma.
  • Japonica lutea (Hewitson, 1865) North China and Korea.
    • Japonica lutea lutea Japan.
    • Japonica lutea adusta (Riley, 1939) Sichuan, East Tibet
    • Japonica lutea dubatolovi Fujioka, 1993 Amur Oblast, Ussuri.
    • Japonica lutea gansuensis Murayama, 1991
    • Japonica lutea patungkoanui Murayama, 1956 Taiwan.
    • Japonica lutea tatsienluica (Riley, 1939) Szechuan.
  • Japonica onoi Murayama, 1953 Japan and Korea.
    • Japonica onoi onoi South Ussuri, Japan.
    • Japonica onoi mizobei (Saigusa, 1993) Honshu
  • Japonica saepestriata (Hewitson, 1865) Northeast China, Korea and Japan.
    • Japonica saepestriata saepestriata Ussuri, Japan.
    • Japonica saepestriata gotohi Saigusa, 1993 Honshu.
    • Japonica saepestriata takenakakazuoi Fujioka, 1993 Central China.



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