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ANIMAL TRACKER

ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
May 25, 2001
Spring cicada
* Japanese name: Haruzemi * Scientific name: Terpnosia vocua
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
May 18, 2001
Pipistrelle bat
*Japanese name: Abura komori *Scientific name:Pipistrellus abramus
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
May 11, 2001
Water scorpion
*Japanese name: Kooimushi *Scientific name:Diplonychus japonica *Description: Water scorpions are aquatic insects that look a bit like beetles. They have wings, but they don't have the protective shell that beetles have. Their mouthparts are also unlike beetles: They have a sharp beak that is used...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
May 4, 2001
River damselfly
*Japanese name: Kawatombo *Scientific name: Mnais costalis *Description: Damselflies perch with their wings folded shut (their bigger cousins, dragonflies, perch with their wings held open). There are many damselflies that live around rivers, but some male river damselflies have orange wings, making...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Apr 27, 2001
Scorpion fly
*Japanese name:Shiriage mushi *Scientific name: Panorpa japonica * Description: Males are unmistakable -- the abdomen is curled like a scorpion's. The wings, which are held flat when resting, are clear with black spots at the ends, and the head has a large "beak" that is used for feeding. Adults...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Apr 20, 2001
Tiger beetle
*Japanese name: Hanmyo *Scientific name: Cicindela chinensis japonica * Description: Tiger beetles have strong jaws and metallic blue, red and green bodies. The pattern on their bodies makes it difficult for them to be spotted by enemies -- and by us, too. You're most likely to see tiger beetles...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Apr 13, 2001
Paper wasp
*Japanese name: Futamon ashinagabachi *Scientific name: Polistes chinensis * Description: Paper wasps are social insects, meaning that they live together in a colony. A queen lays eggs, and worker insects feed the larvae. They have yellow and black stripes like regular wasps, but paper wasps are easy...
ENVIRONMENT / ANIMAL TRACKER
Apr 6, 2001
Bee-fly
* Japanese name: Birodo tsuriabu

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