Monthly Archives: June 2008

Prionus insularis

This is only the second time that I’ve found one of these big saw-toothed longhorns (nokogiri-kamikiri). The last time was two years ago and it was in almost exactly the same place! Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Prionus insularis Saw-Toothed Longhorn Beetle = … Continue reading

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Mechoris ursulus

Coleoptera: Attelabidae Mechoris ursulus Oak Nut Weevil = haiiro-chokkiri Location: Edge of new road near Munakata recycling center (Google map)

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Mecysolobus piceus

Coleoptera: Curculionidae Mecysolobus piceus Weevil = kashi-ashinaga-zoumushi Location: Edge of new road near Munakata recycling center (Google map)

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Monolepta quadriguttata

I cannot be certain of my identification of this leaf beetle. It is similar to the picture in my Japanese Coleoptera book, but quite unlike the couple of pictures I found on the Internet. Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae Monolepta quadriguttata Leaf Beetle … Continue reading

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Hymenalia rufipennis

Coleoptera: Alleculidae (comb-clawed beetles) Hymenalia rufipennis = akabane-tsuya-kuchiki-mushi Location: Edge of new road near Munakata recycling center (Google map)

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Intybia niponicus

Shinobu found this tiny beetle in the house. At only 3mm, it was a bit difficult to spot! Coleoptera: Melyridae (pollen beetles) Intybia niponicus Pollen Beetle = kuroki-obi-joukai-modoki Location: Munakata Common (Google map)

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Lots of Longhorns

It was terrible weather today – rainy, misty and cool. I thought it wouldn’t be a good day for insect hunting… Wrong! It was a great day for longhorn beetles. I managed to find six species, of which two were … Continue reading

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Anoplophora malasiaca

I find a couple of these gomadara longhorn beetles every year, but I can’t resist taking photos. What a spectacular species this is!! It even has a page on Wikipedia (here). Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Anoplophora malasiaca Longhorn Beetle = gomadara-kamikiri Location: … Continue reading

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Chlorophorus japonicus

Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Chlorophorus japonicus Longhorn Beetle = eguri-tora-kamikiri Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

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Paraglenea fortunei

Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Paraglenea fortunei Longhorn Beetle = ramii-kamikiri Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

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