Category Archives: Insects

Insects

Carabus vs worm

Found this large ground beetle trying to drag an earthworm across the road… It’s a species of Carabus; probably Carabus Dehaanii (Japanese: oo-osa-mushi).

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Japanese Oak Silkmoth

Shinobu and Rei found this lovely big moth on the utility pole outside our house. Lepidoptera: Saturniidae Antheraea yamamai yamamai = yamamayu (Japanese Oak Silkmoth)

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Oreumenes Potter Wasp

Potter wasp = Oreumenes decoratus Japanese = suzu-bachi Hymenoptera > Vespidae August 2013 in Munakata (Fukuoka) near Koen-dori

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Nine-spotted moth

Nine-spotted moth Amata fortunei fortunei Japanese = Kanoko-ga Lepidoptera > Arctiidae > Syntominae August 2013 in Munakata (Fukuoka) near Koen-dori

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Japanese giant weevil

Coleoptera: Curculionidae (weevils) Sipalinus gigas Japanese giant weevil = oo-zoumushi

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Rodolia limbata

Coleoptera: Coccinellidae Rodolia limbata = beni-heri-tentou

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Japanese boxer mantis

Class: Insecta; Order: Mantodea; Family: Mantidae hime-kamakiri = Japanese Boxer Mantis Acromantis japonica

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Moth: Talanga quadrimaculalis

Lepidoptera: Crambidae (grass moths) Talanga quadrimaculalis = yotsuboshi-no-meiga Location: Wooded area next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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Leaf beetle: Cryptocephalus perelegans

Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalus perelegans = kiboshi-tsutsuhamushi Location: Wooded area next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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Longhorn: Lemula decipiens

It was great to go out for a nature walk today — I’ve been too busy recently. It was only in my local area and just for a couple of hours. The highlight was finding a new (to me) species … Continue reading

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