[Japanese name = Ki-Bane-Hasami-Mushi]
Photo by K. Kohno at Tamayama vil., Iwate pef., Japan)
Family Forficulidae [Japanese family name = Kugi-Nuki-Hasami-Mushi Ka]
Morphological Variation: Male forceps are polymorphic.
Japan: Hokkaido, Middle and Northern Honshu
A lot of individuals of this species are found in valleys in mountains, however, this species is sometimes found in plain land in northern areas.
Seasonal Life History
This species is supposed to have one generation per year. Newly emerged adults appeare in late summer.
Comments by Kohno
This species can be collected by beating herbs and/or shurubs in mountainous areas.
- Entomological Laboratory, Fuculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University and Japan Wildlife Research Center, 1989. A check list of Japanese insects, I. (Y. Hirashima ed.) Entomological Laboratory, Fuculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka and Japan Wildlife Research Center, Tokyo, 540 pp.
- Nishikawa, M., 1970. On the genus Forficula of Japan including the Ryukyus.Kontyu 38: 75-83.
- Sakai, S., 1995. Dermapterorum Catalogus XXX
last updated on January, 2001