Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mystery Insects of Japan

A student from last year, Momo, sent photos of some odd insects she came across in her family's house in Tokyo. They've got some lovely colors - guesses as to what order they are in? Leave some speculations in the "comments" box and test your taxonomic intuitions... (AY)



2 comments:

wflygy said...

Top two are a shield bug nymph, possibly Metallic Shield Bug

http://morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bin/show_species.cgi?find_this=Scutiphora%20pedicellata

Hemiptera - Pentatomoidea - Scutelleridae

http://www.geocities.com/brisbane_stinkbugs/Scutelleridae.htm

Dave said...

And the second pair is a crane fly, order Diptera, family Tipulidae.

Right?