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Pyrrhona laeticolor

I went to one of my favorite collecting spots on the way to university today – a small park near the main road between Nogata and Tagawa. I only had about 30 minutes to spare, but I thought it was … Continue reading

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Stenodryas clavigera

It was getting dark so I was on my way home… And there it was, a tiny longhorn beetle sitting on a leaf, waiting to have its photo taken! I’d spent about 5 hours looking for longhorns and here was … Continue reading

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Warty Leaf Beetle

I’m not sure if “warty leaf beetle” is the real common name for this kind of beetle, but it seems to be apt. The one I found was so tiny (3mm) and just looked like a seed or something stuck … Continue reading

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Small Tortoise Beetle

Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae (leaf beetles) Cassida piperata tortoise beetle = hime-kamenoko-hamushi Location: Small woods next to Munakata Common (Google map)

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False Blister Beetle

“False blister beetles” are also known also as “pollen feeding beetles.” See University of Florida article here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN311 [Not a good photo as it was in deep shade and moving around…] Coleoptera: Oedemeridae Oedemeronia sexualis false blister beetle = futairo-kamikirimodoki … Continue reading

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Rhinoceros Beetles

I’ve found rhinoceros beetles (kabuto-mushi) every night that I’ve visited this nature park during the summer. The population must be pretty healthy, but unfortunately I also meet people coming to collect them. I met one guy who had about 20 … Continue reading

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Miyama Stag Beetle

We found this pretty big stag beetle (miyama-kuwagata) when we were out beetle hunting last night. We took it home to take some more photos and then released it in the same place. Coleoptera: Lucanidae Lucanus maculifemoratus Miyama stag beetle … Continue reading

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