Monthly Archives: December 2007

Bug: Plinachtus bicoloripes

Hemiptera: Heteroptera : Coreidae Plinachtus bicoloripes Bean bug = kibara-heri-kamemushi Location: Path in forest above Ikeda Village (google map)

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Mayflies in December

I found two kinds of mayflies (kagerou) today, next to a small stream that runs through the fields below Mt. Yukawa. I haven’t even attempted to identify them yet. Insecta: Ephemeroptera Mayflies (kagerou)

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Climbing Yukawa-san (Mt. Yukawa)

It was a beautiful sunny day today, so I decided to go for a long hike from my house in Munakata Common to climb up Yukawa-san (Mt. Yukawa). This mountain is 471m tall and overlooks Kanezaki fishing village and the … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Tit

Order: Passeriformes; Family: Aegithalidae Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit = enaga Location: Path in forest above Ikeda Village (google map)

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Kingfisher

One of these days, I will get a decent shot of a kingfisher. In the meantime… Common Kingfisher (kawasemi): Alcedo atthis Location: Stream through fields (Google map)

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Japanese Weasel

I’ve seen weasels (itachi) many times on my walks and when driving my car, but this was my first chance to get some photos. I was walking along a road in the countryside near my home and luckily saw the … Continue reading

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Red Fungus Beetles

Found quite a colony of these little red fungus beetles (kinokomushi) on a rotting log. Coleoptera: Erotylidae Neotriplax lewisii = akahababiro-oo-kinokomushi Location: Edge of mikan orange orchard near Munakata Common (map).

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Chestnut Aphid

I found the┬ástump of a chestnut tree (kuri) and all of its few remaining branches were covered by a huge colony (huge colonies?) of chestnut aphids (kuri-oo-aburamushi). It was interesting to see the variety of forms all mixed up in … Continue reading

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Fly: Stomorhina obsoleta

Diptera: Calliphoridae (blow flies) Stomorhina obsoleta = tsumaguro-kin-bae Location: Path between woods and fields near Munakata Common (map)

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Athalia Sawfly

Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae Athalia japonica (?) Athalia Sawfly = nihon-kabura-habachi Location: Path between woods and fields near Munakata Common (map)

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