Category Archives: Hemiptera

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Assassin bug nymph

I managed to find a few of these assassin bug nymphs. Just imagine coming face to face with a giant one of those!! Hemiptera : Reduviidae (assassin bugs) Sphedanolestes impressicollis shma-sashi-game Location: In the valley below Mt. Yukawa in Munakata … Continue reading

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Black-tipped Leafhopper

Hemiptera: Cicadellidae Bothrogonia ferruginea Black-tipped Leafhopper = tsumaguro-oo-yokobai Location: Shousuke-mura near Global Arena in Munakata (google map)

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Cabbage Bug

This cabbage bug was in the garden. Its name in Japanese is Na-game, where the “na” stands for “na-no-hana” (oilseed rape) and the “game” comes from “kame-mushi“, which means stink bugs. Hemiptera: Pentatomidae Eurydema rugosa Cabbage Bug = nagame Location: … Continue reading

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Pamendanga matsumurae

A very strange little bug. It looks like a mini cicada. Hemiptera: Derbidae Pamendanga matsumurae = madara-hanenaga-unka Location: Back road towards Yamada Village in Munakata (google map)

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Megymenum gracilicorne

Hemiptera: Pentatomoidea Megymenum gracilicorne Shield Bug = nokogiri-kamemushi Location: In sweet chestnut grove next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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Orosanga japonicus

Hemiptera: Ricaniidae Orosanga japonicus Planthopper = bekkou-hagoromo Location: In sweet chestnut grove next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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Chrysanthenum Lace Bug

Wow, these things are small (about 2.5mm) and difficult to spot. The flat shape makes them look like small patches of discolored leaf. After seeing one of the “patches” move, I thought I’d take a photo – using my camera … Continue reading

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Ox Bug

The Japanese name for this bug is “ushi-kamemushi,” which can be translated as “cow bug” or “ox bug.” I guess the name comes from the horn-like projections on its thorax – giving it the appearance of an ox. I thinks … Continue reading

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Petalocephala discolor

What a weird little bug! It’s a kind of leafhopper (or froghopper). Hemiptera: Cicadellidae (leafhoppers) Petalocephala discolor = ko-mimizuku Location: In orchards and bamboo/pine forest above Yokoyama Village (Google map)

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Hindoloides bipunctatus

Hemiptera: Machaerotidae (Tube Spittlebugs) Hindoloides bipunctatus Spittlebug = muneaka-awafuki Location: Fureiai Forest Park (Google map)

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