September 2007

Found another species of hornet (kogata-suzume-bachi) today. This one was hunting around some plants/flowers next to the river. These hornets attack bees/wasps and carry the meat of the thoraxes back to their nests.

Japanese hornets page (in Japanese) = here.

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Hymenoptera: Vespidae
Vespa analis

= kogata-suzume-bachi

Location: Path by river in Munakata (map)

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Hemiptera: Largidae
Physopelta cincticollis = hime-hoshi-kamemushi

Location: path near Hyoutan Pond (map)

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