Monthly Archives: May 2008

Trachys sp.

Coleoptera: Buprestidae (jewel beetles) Trachys sp. (maybe T. griseofasciata) chibi-tamamushi (lit. tiny jewel beetle) Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Metialma cordata

Coleoptera: Curculionidae (weevils) Metialma cordata = toge-hara-hira-sekumo-zoumushi Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Lizard beetle

Coleoptera: Languriidae (Lizard beetles) Anadastus ruficeps = kimune-hime-kometsuki-modoki Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Mecysolobus erro

Coleoptera: Curculionidae (weevils) Mecysolobus erro = hohojiro-ashinaga-zoumushi (literally: white-cheeked long-legged weevil) Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Lema diversa

Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles) Lema diversa = akakubi-boso-hamushi (lit.= red-necked narrow flower beetle) Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Hemipyxis flavipennis

Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae Hemipyxis flavipennis = kibane-maru-nomi-hamushi (lit. = yellow-winged round flea leaf beetle) Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Orthetrum triangulare melania

This is a female. The male of this species is blue. Odonata: Libellulidae Orthetrum triangulare melania (female) = ooshio-kara-tombo Location: forest area near Ikeda Village in Munakata (aerial photo) Map: Google map link

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Japanese Tree Frog

This tree frog was sitting on the guard rail at the side of the road, contemplating the view across a pond. It didn’t move even when I stuck the camera right in its face!! Information on the Amphibiaweb site: here … Continue reading

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Pleasing Fungus Beetles

As you can see in the 4th picture, these “pleasing fungus beetles” (oo-kinoko-mushi) are gregarious, perhaps even pre-social. In total, there were more than 50 adults on this tree. You would think that such a distinctively patterned beetle would be … Continue reading

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Petalocephala discolor

What a weird little bug! It’s a kind of leafhopper (or froghopper). Hemiptera: Cicadellidae (leafhoppers) Petalocephala discolor = ko-mimizuku Location: In orchards and bamboo/pine forest above Yokoyama Village (Google map)

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