September 2015


This giant slug was trying to cross the road…

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Mollusca: Gastropoda: Arionoidea (slugs)
Meghimatium fruhstorferi = yama-namekuji

Shinobu and Rei found this lovely big moth on the utility pole outside our house.

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Lepidoptera: Saturniidae
Antheraea yamamai yamamai = yamamayu (Japanese Oak Silkmoth)