Location: NE Japan
July 27, 2011 6:29 am
I’ve just come back from a two week trip in Japan and as well as seeing some amazing shrines and temples I saw some pretty awesome bug life that being resident in the UK where very alien to me (like the Giant Japanese Hornet for example and a (sadly dead) Japanese Rhinoceros beetle). I’ve managed to identify most of my pics of the critters I saw but was hoping you might be able to help out with the three pics below.
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This is a larva, and they can often be extremely difficult to identify to the species level. We believe this is a Carrion Beetle Larva from the family Silphidae. Though it is a different species, it does look rather similar to this American Carrion Beetle Larva from BugGuide.