Arhopala japonica

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Japanese oakblue
Arhopala japonica.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Arhopalini
Genus: Arhopala
Species: A. japonica
Binomial name
Arhopala japonica
(Murray, 1875)
Synonyms
  • Amblypodia japonica
  • Narathura japonica

Arhopala japonica, the Japanese oakblue, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Indochina, Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan.

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The wingspan is 24–30 mm.

The larvae feed on Pasania edulis, Pasania glabra, Quercus acuta, Quercus glauca, Quercus serrata, Quercus stenophylla, Cyclobalanopsis glauca, Cyclobalanopsis gilva and Cyclobalanopsis acuta.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Arhopala japonica japonica
  • Arhopala japonica kotoshona (Taiwan)