Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tsukuba Summer Bugs

The missing ids are finally here! - many thanks to Shaku (Univ. of Georgia)


The wasp is an ichneumonid, very common family that includes a lot of parasitic wasps that parasitize other insects and are therefore very important in biological control of insect pests.  The sub-family may be Banchinae 


 This is a bug (Hemiptera).  I'm pretty sure this is the kudzu bug.  It was recently discovered here in Georgia and is the current sensation. http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/ent/upmp/documents/KudzuBugCircular991.pdf


Longhorned beetle or Longicorn beetle.  I think it is Batocera lineolata or White-striped Longhorn Beetle = shirosuji-kamikiri (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaxAmNfF7AY). Can also be yellow striped http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Batocera_lineolata  Batocera is a genus of Cerambycid beetles that are pests on several tree crops. Batocera rufomaculata is the mango stem borer common in India.  Also refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longhorn_beetle for info on Longicorn beetles in general.

Immature Hemipterans of Fulgoridae or Membracidae. (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).


 That looks like a sphingid caterpillar, but I cant identify it from the picture.  The anal horn is what identifies it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphingidae


Snout Moth.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasiocampidae .  Looks like Euthrix sp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philudoria_potatoria  


Again immature Hemipterans of Fulgoridae or Membracidae. (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).


 A kind of zipper spider.  Argiope species.  You can see the start of the zipper pattern on its web.  Species may be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aetherea.. could be a subspecies of that.


 Looks like a slug caterpillar, but not sure...


Moth Fly.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth_fly


Green Slant-faced Grasshopper.  Genus is most probably Acrida.. http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_grasshoppers/Longheaded.htm These may be mistaken for green katydids which are long horned grasshoppers because they are so slender, but they are actually short horned.


Asian Longhorned Beetle - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_long-horned_beetle Another current sensation in the US. 


A Hymenopteran http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymenoptera .  The most I can say from this picture is Suborder Apocrita.
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