Monthly Archives: March 2010

Spiky Leaf Beetle

At only around 5mm and looking like a bit of mud, these Spiky Leaf Beetles are not the easiest things to spot, but I’ve found two in the last few days. Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae Dactylispa subquadrata spiky leaf beetle = katabiro-toge-hamushi … Continue reading

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Knotweed Leaf Beetle

I’ve started walking to the train station from my house — a distance of about 5km — and part of the walk takes me through fields and along a country lane. Very pleasant! It’s still only early Spring so there … Continue reading

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Cabbage Bug

This cabbage bug was in the garden. Its name in Japanese is Na-game, where the “na” stands for “na-no-hana” (oilseed rape) and the “game” comes from “kame-mushi“, which means stink bugs. Hemiptera: Pentatomidae Eurydema rugosa Cabbage Bug = nagame Location: … Continue reading

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Spring is here

Spring has arrived in Kyushu. The cherry blossom is in full bloom and we can see a few butterflies and other insects. I’m looking forward to finding some interesting things in the coming months. Location: At the foot of Kodaiji-yama … Continue reading

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