August 2013


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Potter wasp = Oreumenes decoratus
Japanese = suzu-bachi
Hymenoptera > Vespidae
August 2013 in Munakata (Fukuoka) near Koen-dori

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Nine-spotted moth Amata fortunei fortunei
Japanese = Kanoko-ga
Lepidoptera > Arctiidae > Syntominae
August 2013 in Munakata (Fukuoka) near Koen-dori

To be honest, I didn’t even know that we had badgers in our local area, and then one day I saw what I thought was a wild boar (which we have plenty of)… Then, when I looked at the, admittedly poor quality, photos I realized it was a Japanese badger (Meles anakuma).
This species is quite different from a European badger (Meles meles).

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