Insects


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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Shinobu and Rei found this lovely big moth on the utility pole outside our house.

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Lepidoptera: Saturniidae
Antheraea yamamai yamamai = yamamayu (Japanese Oak Silkmoth)

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

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

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

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Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Rodolia limbata
= beni-heri-tentou

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

Talanga quadrimaculalisTalanga quadrimaculalis

Lepidoptera: Crambidae (grass moths)
Talanga quadrimaculalis = yotsuboshi-no-meiga

Location: Wooded area next to Munakata Common (Google map)

Cryptocephalus perelegansCryptocephalus perelegans

Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae:
Cryptocephalus perelegans = kiboshi-tsutsuhamushi

Location: Wooded area next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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 of longhorn beetle. It’s a small species (5mm) so I was pretty lucky to spot this pair on a branch in the forest.

Lemula decipiensLemula decipiens

Coleoptera: Cerambycidae:
Lemula decipiens = kibane-nise-hamushi-hana-kamikiri

Location: “Cow Valley” near Fureiai no Mori (Google map)

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