Monthly Archives: May 2010

Longhorn: Cyrtoclytus caproides

It was a lucky chance that I looked up when I did and spotted this wasp beetle in the persimmon tree above me. I had to climb the tree to get the photos. In the third photo you can see … Continue reading

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Geometrid Moth: Alcis angulifera

Lepidoptera: Geometridae Alcis angulifera = naka-usu-edashaku Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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Click Beetle: Actenicerus pruinosus

I was just getting into position to take another photo, when the damn thing dropped itself off the plant and disappeared among the dead leaves on the ground. When these things play dead there is no spotting them! Coleoptera: Elateridae … Continue reading

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Longhorn beetle: Rhaphuma diminuta

When I first saw these tiny black and white wasp beetles running around like crazy on a log, I thought they were weird ants. Then I looked closer and saw what they were. The ant in the picture is very … Continue reading

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Cranefly: Dictenidia pictipennis

I didn’t know there were craneflies this pretty! It was quite a surprise to see it sitting on a tree. Diptera: Tipulidae Dictenidia pictipennis Yellow cranefly = bekkou-gaganbo Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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Longhorn: Leptura arcuata mimica

This longhorn beetle shows a great deal of colour variation, including 8-spotted varieties (hence the name). Coleoptera: Cerambycidae (Longhorn Beetles) Leptura arcuata mimica = yatsuboshi-hana-kamikiri Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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Skipper: Daimio tethys

Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae (skippers) Daimio tethys = daimyou-seseri Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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Mosquito Season

Well, our long mosquito season is well and truly here. They were out in force today… Diptera: Culicidae Aedes albopictus Asian Tiger Mosquito = hitosujishima-ka Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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Geometrid Moth: Problepsis albidior

It’s a pity but I couldn’t find an English common name for this beautiful moth. The literal translation of the Japanese name is “two-eyed big white princess geometrid” I think! Lepidoptera: Geometridae Problepsis albidior = futatsu-me-oo-shiro-hime-shaku Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park … Continue reading

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Robber fly: Trichomachimus scutellaris

Diptera: Asilidae Trichomachimus scutellaris Robber fly = sakiguro-mushi-hiki Location: fureiai-no-mori Forest Park in Munakata (map here)

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