Monthly Archives: December 2005

Seven-spot ladybird

The seven-spot ladybird (nanahoshi-tentou-mushi) is just as common in Japan as it is in Europe. Coleoptera: Coccinellidae Coccinella septempunctata = nanahoshi-tentou-mushi (seven-spot ladybird)

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Lachnolebia cribricollis

Coleoptera: Carabidae Lachnolebia cribricollis = kikubi-ao-atokiri-gomimushi

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Handsome fungus beetle

Most species in the family Endomycidae feed on fungi and many are them are colorful (like this particular species), hence the name “handsome fungus beetles.” Coleoptera: Endomychidae (“false ladybirds” or “handsome fungus beetles”) Ancylopus pictus = yotsuboshi-tentoudamushi (four-spotted false ladybird)

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