Monthly Archives: December 2007

Bean Bug

Hemiptera:  Heteroptera : Alydidae Riptortus clavatus Bean bug = hoso-heri-kamemushi Location: Path between woods and fields near Munakata Common (map)

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Southern Green Stink Bug

Southern Green Stink Bug nymph. Hemiptera: Pentatomidae Nezara viridula Southern Green Stink Bug = minami-ao-kamemushi Location: Path between woods and fields near Munakata Common (map)

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Angled Sunbeam Butterfly

This butterfly has such a beautiful name = “angled sunbeam” in English and ura-gin-shijimi in Japanese (where gin means silver). The underside of the wings are a silvery white and the topsides are brown and white for females and brown … Continue reading

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Persimmon Tree

This persimmon tree (kaki) looked so beautiful against the blue sky. Diospyros kaki = Japanese kaki persimmon = kaki Good article about persimmons on Wikipedia

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Climbing Jouyama (Mt. Jou)

The kids and I decided to celebrate the 1st of December with a hike up one of our nearby mountains, Jouyama (369m). It looked pretty with the autumn colours, and plenty of other people had also decided to climb. The … Continue reading

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Fruit fly

I haven’t identified this species yet. Tephritidae = fruit flies (mibae) Some useful links: Tephritidae wiki = here Article on genus Tephritis (entomological science) = here Location: edge of field in Munakata (map)

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Bibionid Fly

Bibionid flies (ke-bae) have many common names in the USA, the most common being “march flies” or “love bugs” (although these are different species to the one below). The larvae are in huge numbers in the soil/leaf-litter of the forest floor … Continue reading

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