Yellow-Spotted Stink Bug

Lots of these yellow-spotted stink bugs (kimadara-kamemushi) on the trees in the park next to my children’s school. Although it is not native to Japan, it is very common in Fukuoka. It is listed on Australia’s Pests and Diseases Image Library (PaDIL and according to the PaDIL factsheet (here), this species, “is a major pest of pine trees and hardwood trees in Taiwan… [and] also a pest of pears in China.”

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Hemiptera: Pentatomidae
Erthesina fullo (Thunberg)

Yellow-spotted stink bug = kimadara-kamemushi

Location: Park near Katounishi Elementary School (map)