Monthly Archives: June 2008

Uraecha bimaculata

Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Uraecha bimaculata Longhorn Beetle = yahazu-kamikiri Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

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Xenicotela pardalina

I photographed these Xenicotela pardalina, but didn’t notice the much smaller Exocentrus lineatus underneath the branch until I got home and looked at the photos! Luckily, I found another Exocentrus lineatus separately (see here). Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Xenicotela pardalina Longhorn Beetle … Continue reading

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Exocentrus lineatus

Coleoptera: Cerambycidae Exocentrus lineatus Longhorn Beetle = atomon-marukeshi-kamikiri Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

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Land snail

Mollusca: Pulmonata: Bradybaenidae Euhadra peliomphala Land snail = mizuji-maimai Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

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Springtails

I saw quite a few of these 2mm-long orange springtails (tobimushi) on the bark of a tree. Cute little fellows! Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map) Collembola = tobimushi (springtails)

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Ant Spider

Yes, this is a spider! It looks like an ant, but if you look closely you’ll see that it has eight legs and lots of eyes. The theory is that they use their disguise either to help them sneak up … Continue reading

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Ceriagrion nipponicum

(Male) Odonata: Coenagrionida Ceriagrion nipponicum Damselfly = beni-ito-tombo Location: Near Genkai town office (Google map)

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Paracercion calamorum calamorum

(Male) Odonata: Coenagrionida Paracercion calamorum calamorum Damselfly = kuro-ito-tombo Location: Near Genkai town office (Google map)

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Ragweed Beetle

The ragweed beetle (butakusa-hamushi) is a kind of leaf beetle. It was accidentally introduced into Japan from North America and was first found in 1996, near Tokyo. Since then it has spread throughout the country. In fact, because this beetle … Continue reading

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Rodolia limbata

This species of ladybird is pretty small – about 4mm. It has been used in the biological control of scale insects in, for example, micronesia. Coleoptera: Coccinellidae Rodolia limbata = beni-heri-tentou Location: Near Genkai town office (Google map)

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