Lepidoptera: Crambidae (grass moths)
Talanga quadrimaculalis = yotsuboshi-no-meiga
Location: Wooded area next to Munakata Common (Google map)
I’m an expat from the States, currently working through the JET Program.
I just saw this moth outside my door this evening. Not knowing what it was, I was stunned to find your site through the new Google photo search! (I didn’t think it worked very well last time I tried…)
It may interest you to know that I live in Hachinohe-shi, Aomori-ken. It’s a rather remarkably hot and humid summer this year, perhaps making the perfect habitat for these moths up here. I don’t know anything about their usual range, though.
Thanks for your site, and good luck adding to your collection!
Very glad to see you posting again. It’s been a year!
I was hoping that you could assist me in something.
I am a one-person team who is trying to find the species identity of insect species occuring in the game Animal Crossing.
At the minute I am stuck on a particular moth. In the game it is simply named “Moth”.
At first sight I can tell it must be a Saturniid, and have subsequently traced it to a possible Caligula sp. but have not been able to find information on japanese species.
I don’t suppose you can help or send this to someone who can?
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for sharing all these beautiful insects photos. I’m currently a student at Purdue University (USA). Would you mind if I use your insect pics in my thesis?
Please email me ASAP.
I really appreciate your help.
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