Prionus insularis

This is only the second time that I’ve found one of these big saw-toothed longhorns (nokogiri-kamikiri). The last time was two years ago and it was in almost exactly the same place!

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Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Prionus insularis
Saw-Toothed Longhorn Beetle = nokogiri-kamikiri

Location: Edge of new road near Munakata recycling center (Google map)

Monolepta quadriguttata

I cannot be certain of my identification of this leaf beetle. It is similar to the picture in my Japanese Coleoptera book, but quite unlike the couple of pictures I found on the Internet.

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Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae
Monolepta quadriguttata
Leaf Beetle = monki-ashinaga-hamushi

Location: Edge of new road near Munakata recycling center (Google map)

Lots of Longhorns

It was terrible weather today – rainy, misty and cool. I thought it wouldn’t be a good day for insect hunting… Wrong! It was a great day for longhorn beetles. I managed to find six species, of which two were new to me. Not bad at all.

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Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Anoplophora malasiaca
Chlorophorus japonicus
Paraglenea fortunei
Uraecha bimaculata
Xenicotela pardalina
Exocentrus lineatus

Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)

Anoplophora malasiaca

I find a couple of these gomadara longhorn beetles every year, but I can’t resist taking photos. What a spectacular species this is!! It even has a page on Wikipedia (here).

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Coleoptera: Cerambycidae
Anoplophora malasiaca
Longhorn Beetle = gomadara-kamikiri

Location: Mikan orange grove under Kodaijiyama (Google map)