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ANIMAL TRACKER

ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Oct 19, 2001
Migratory locust
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Oct 12, 2001
Five-lined skink
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Oct 5, 2001
Praying mantis
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Sep 28, 2001
Blue admiral
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Sep 21, 2001
Japanese macaque
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Sep 14, 2001
Golden orb spider
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Sep 7, 2001
Siberian chipmunk
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Aug 31, 2001
Reeves turtle
* Japanese name:Kusagame * Scientific name: Chinemys reevesii * Description: A freshwater, semi-aquatic turtle with a carapace (shell) 10-30 cm long. Females are bigger than males. This turtle has three keels, or ridges, running along its carapace, which is a yellow-brown to olive color. Some may...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Aug 24, 2001
Salty dragonfly
* Japanese name: Shiokara tonbo * Scientific name: Orthetrum albistylum speciosum * Description: A fast-flying dragonfly 48-57 mm long. Males have a pale-blue body; the end of the abdomen is pointed and black, and is equipped with a pair of clasping appendages. Females are usually a brown-yellow...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Aug 17, 2001
Fire-bellied newt
* Japanese name:Imori * Scientific name:Cynops pyrrhogaster * Description: Fire-bellied newts have rough, blackish-brown skin and a vibrant, crimson-orange belly. This is the most common salamander in Japan, found from Honshu to Kyushu. Females grow to between 8 and 14 cm (including the tail);...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Aug 10, 2001
Rhinoceros beetle
* Japanese name:Kabutomushi * Scientific name:Allomyrina dichotoma * Description: One of the best-known and best-loved insects in Japan, this beetle is also one of the easiest to identify. Males have a large horn extending from the head and another, smaller one from the thorax. They are very strong,...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Aug 3, 2001
Common toad
* Japanese name: Nihon hikigaeru * Scientific name: Bufo japonicus * Description: This is one of the biggest amphibians in Japan. Adults are between 8-18 cm long; tadpoles are 3.5-4 cm long. They have the classic toad traits of poisonous, warty skin and yellow, bulging eyes. Male toads are yellowish-brown...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jul 27, 2001
Racoon dog
* Japanese name:Tanuki * Scientific name: Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus * Description: Tanuki look a bit like fat foxes, with short legs and black and gray fur. They grow up to 60 cm long and have distinctive stripes of black fur under their eyes, a bit like pandas. * Where to find them:Standing...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jul 20, 2001
Long-horned beetle
* Japanese name:Gomadara kamikir * Scientific name:Anoplophora malasiaca * Description: A black, 25-35 mm long bullet-shaped beetle with white spots and long, black and white-striped antennae, up to 11/2 times the body length. The legs are bluish; there is a spine on each side of the thorax. The...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jul 6, 2001
Beach wood louse
* Japanese name:Funamushi * Scientific name: Ligia exotica * Description: Beach wood lice are isopods, which are in the crustacean group, like shrimps. But unlike shrimps, their bodies are flattened parallel to the ground. Like regular wood lice, they have seven pairs of legs and large eyes. They...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jun 29, 2001
Far East tree frog
* Japanese name:Nihon amagaeru * Scientific name:Hyla japonica * Description: These small, green frogs grow up to 5 cm long. They have discs for toes and a brown stripe running down each side of the body starting from the nostrils.
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jun 22, 2001
Genji firefly
* Japanese name: Genjibotaru * Scientific name: Luciola cruciata * Description: Fireflies aren't flies -- they are beetles, as you can tell from the hard shell that protects their wings when they're not flying. Adults are 12-18 mm long. They have black bodies and legs, and a red thorax. The most...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jun 15, 2001
Hummingbird hawkmoth
* Japanese name: Oosukashiba * Scientific name: Cephonodes hylas * Description: These moths are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds, because they fly just like them. But they are in fact insects -- day-flying moths. The thorax and abdomen of this species are bright green, with red, black and yellow...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jun 8, 2001
Gecko
*Japanese name:Nihon yamori *Scientific name:Gekko japonicus * Description: A type of lizard, geckos are soft-bodied, 10-14 cm long, bright gray in color, with bands or speckles on their backs and bulging eyes in a large head. Geckos have special expanded toes with suction pads that allow them...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Jun 1, 2001
Japanese rat snake
* Japanese name: Aodaisho

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