Category Archives: Hemiptera

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Bug: Plinachtus bicoloripes

Hemiptera: Heteroptera : Coreidae Plinachtus bicoloripes Bean bug = kibara-heri-kamemushi Location: Path in forest above Ikeda Village (google map)

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Chestnut Aphid

I found the stump of a chestnut tree (kuri) and all of its few remaining branches were covered by a huge colony (huge colonies?) of chestnut aphids (kuri-oo-aburamushi). It was interesting to see the variety of forms all mixed up in … Continue reading

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Bean Bug

Hemiptera:  Heteroptera : Alydidae Riptortus clavatus Bean bug = hoso-heri-kamemushi Location: Path between woods and fields near Munakata Common (map)

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Southern Green Stink Bug

Southern Green Stink Bug nymph. Hemiptera: Pentatomidae Nezara viridula Southern Green Stink Bug = minami-ao-kamemushi Location: Path between woods and fields near Munakata Common (map)

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Biting Assassin Bug

Shinobu was woken up at 3 a.m. by a burning bite on the forehead from an assassin bug (kuro-satsu-game). She slapped it away and then managed to squish it in a tissue (remarkably without damaging it too much – thankyou … Continue reading

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Yellow-Spotted Stink Bug

Lots of these yellow-spotted stink bugs (kimadara-kamemushi) on the trees in the park next to my children’s school. Although it is not native to Japan, it is very common in Fukuoka. It is listed on Australia’s Pests and Diseases Image … Continue reading

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Dictyopharid Planthopper

This dictyopharid planthopper (nakano-tengu-sukeba) was in our living room yesterday evening. The Japanese name includes “tengu” after the long-nosed mountain goblins (see here). HEMIPTERA: Homoptera (Auchenorrhyncha): Dictyopharidae Dictyophara nakanonis = nakano-tengu-sukeba ************** Found this interesting on-line entomology class: http://eny3005.ifas.ufl.edu/lab1/Homoptera/Dictyopharid.htm

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

These stink bugs live up to their name. If you accidently squash one… well, they stink! They sometimes come into the house which is a bit of a nuisance. This species is also a pest of fruit trees (such as … Continue reading

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Red Bug

Hemiptera: Largidae Physopelta cincticollis = hime-hoshi-kamemushi Location: path near Hyoutan Pond (map)

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Red Striped Shield Bug

 A very handsome bug indeed! Hemiptera: Heteroptera:Pentatomidae Graphosoma rubrolineatum akasuji-kamemushi = Red Striped Shield Bug (or stink bug) Location: in the woods near Munakata Common (map)

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