the Bug Brothers
Two brave Westerners take a closer look at our
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Stag Beetle Battle!
JARED : This video was on YouTube. It shows kokuwagata (small stag beetles) fighting. The people talking in the video are from Taiwan, so I ...
Friday, June 30, 2006
Our New Arrivals
It's 9 Boys & 9 Girls! After weeks of anticipation, Jared and Everett's kabutomushi (rhino beetles; Trypoxylus dichotomus po...
Monday, June 19, 2006
Japanese Carabid Beetle
Damaster blaptoides. JARED : This bug is called a maimaikaburi . In English it's sometimes called a fiddle beetle because it's sh...
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Red Longhorn Beetle
Purpuricenus spectabilis. JARED : Mom's friend Laura took this picture in Hiroshima. It's a longhorn beetle called herigurobenikami...
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Violence & Cruella: Our Pet
Dorcus hopei binodulosus JARED : These bugs are named Violence and Cruella. They are our pet Ookuwagata (Great Stag Beetles). Everett'...
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Suzumebachi: the World's Largest Hornet
Vespa mandarinia JARED : I saw this suzumebachi (Asian Giant Hornet) near the high school in our village. It was about 3 and a half centime...
Monday, May 29, 2006
Harmonia axyridis spectabilis. JARED : This ladybug is called a namitentoumushi . It was by our house. It's different than normal lad...
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Prepare for Invasion!
Statililia maculata. JARED : This is a kokamakiri (baby praying mantis). Everett found it in our backyard. That means that there's go...
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Chinese Yellow Swallowtail
Papilio xuthus. JARED : This butterfly is called a namiageha in Japanese. In English, it has 3 names: Chinese Yellow Swallowtail, Citrus ...
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sipalinas gigas. JARED : This is an Oozoumushi (a type of weevil; lit ., "big elephant bug"). It is the biggest kind of weevil...
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