What is Japanese insect different in?
I'll answer the above question.
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There are 30,000 species of insects in Japan. They also have interesting features because Japan has 4 seasons.
So, I'll introduce about Japanese Insects below.
- Difference of Japanese insects
- Many Japanese insects work except winter
- Wintering form of Japanese insects
Difference of Japanese insects
Japanese insects earned a big feature to survive in Japan.
It's a wintering ability.
Japan has 4 seasons - spring, summer, autumn, winter.
Many Japanese insects work except winter. Because it's too cold for winter, and they can't live.
But, insects of tropical region can work all year round. In fact, I saw many insects in winter when I went to Taiwan.
The following picture of butterfly is what I took on January.
Many Japanese insects work except winter
Many Japanese insects work except winter.
We can see many butterflies, lady beetle, and so on.
ナナホシテントウ (Seven-spot ladybird)
We can see rhinoceros beetles, cicadas, and so on.
カブトムシ (Japanese rhinoceros beetle)
アブラゼミ (Large Brown Cicada)
We can see locusts, shield bugs, and so on.
ショウリョウバッタ (Oriental longheaded locust)
We can meet various insects in except winter!
Wintering form of Japanese insects
The form of Japanese Insects in winter is different by species.
For example, "キタテハ" is spend winter in the form of imago.
But, "ナミアゲハ" (Asian Swallowtail)" is spend winter in the form of pupa.
ナミアゲハ in summer
ナミアゲハ in winter
In addition, the insects except imago spend at the place of the temperature change.
Therefore, they survive winter by various ways.
Japan has the 4 seasons. Therefore, there are many interesting Japanese insects.
Let's enjoy the observation of them together!
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