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The Very Huge Caterpillar

Summer advances and the hot days continue, but I notice the days becoming shorter. There is a little over a week left of the school holidays, but I’m now back at work.  It’s funny how my blogging activities tend to … Continue reading

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A Stirling Moth

Mention “moth” and most Japanese wince or flinch in disgust. Moths are associated with poisonous or allergenic scales, or poisonous glands and stingers, or otherwise unsanitary conditions. Ask a typical Japanese person to differentiate a moth from a butterfly, and … Continue reading

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Splitting hairs? An adventure in Cross-Linguistic Naming

One of the interesting aspects of doing any anything nature-related in Japan is the difference in nomenclature between the English and Japanese languages. Most non-linguists tend to think in very absolute terms – generally along the lines that their language’s … Continue reading

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