Monthly Archives: November 2007

Plume Moth

Plume moths (toriba-ga) are easy to recognize because of their narrow wings, which stretch out in a T-shape when the moths are resting. Plume Moth = ezogiku-toriba-ga Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae Platyptilia farfarella (Zeller, 1867) Location: in an orange grove on the … Continue reading

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Dung Beetle

Just as it was getting dark, I found this dung beetle (oosenchi kogane) trundling along a path in the forest. See my previous post on this species: here Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae Geotrupes auratus (oosenchi kogane) Location: forest on the side of … Continue reading

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Mantis at Ikeura Dam

I went for a walk at Ikeura Dam with the kids this morning. The final week of November but the temperature was a balmy 18 degrees C. We saw plenty of butterflies and grasshoppers, but the best find of the … Continue reading

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Asian Red Admiral

It’s nice still to see so many butterflies flying around even though it’s halfway through November. I’ve taken hundreds of pictures of Asian Red Admirals (aka-tateha) over the years, but I will never tire of them. I like the way … Continue reading

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Oil Beetle

I’ve found oil beetles before (see this post and this one), but it was still exciting to see this one sitting on a leaf. Coleoptera: Meloidae Meloe coarctatus Oil beetle = hime-tsuchi-hanmyou Location: Fureiai Forest Park in Munakata (map)

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Green Bush-Cricket

In England we call these green bush-crickets, while they are called katydids in America. This bush-cricket had only one hind leg, but I took the photos from its “good side” and it posed nicely against the sky with a few autumn leaves … Continue reading

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