Another Japanese Bug ID
I’m afraid I have a little less to work with on this next insect. Frankly, I haven’t a clue on this one, but it’s pretty large. (Of course, being from Arizona, I’m used to seeing things like, oh, Palo Verde Root Borers and Giant Swallowtails. Not something like this, with legs all over the place!) This was taken in spring 2005 in the wooded hills behind Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima, Japan. For a rough size reference, those leaves are between three to four inches in length. Cheers!
Carlos Ross
Tempe, Arizona, USA

Hi again Carlos,
This is a Crane Fly.

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