Wow, these things are small (about 2.5mm) and difficult to spot. The flat shape makes them look like small patches of discolored leaf. After seeing one of the “patches” move, I thought I’d take a photo – using my camera like a kind of microscope to see the details. Then I discovered that I was actually looking at tiny and delicately structured lace bugs.

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Corythucha marmorata
= awadachisou-gunbai
= chrysanthenum lace bug

Location: Munakata Common (Google map).