Japanese Oak Silkmoth It’s GIANT

ヤママユ  山繭    山繭蛾 Japanese Oak Silkmoth

学名: Antheraea yamamai

Coming home after a little stargazing…Hey! What’s that?

秋の星を見に行った。きれいな天の川を見ました。

アパート帰り中。。。あら!これ何?

Wow! That’s a big moth!

でっかい蛾!

And beautiful!

素晴らしい!

It’s about 7 inches (17 cm) wingtip to wingtip.

And it’s kinda furry?!

ちょっと毛だらけ?!

Sorry for the poor poor quality of the photo. I was trying to capture the translucent window on the wings. It truly is like a window. I wonder if it’s like fake eyes to fool predators into thinking it’s bigger than it already is…

ごめんなさい、写真はぜんぜん良くない!

はねの中に窓なように所ありました。とても面白かった。

Grape!? Kudzu or Kuzu Vine

クズ  葛    Japanese Arrowroot

The name is derived from the Japanese name for the plant East Asian arrowroot (Pueraria montana var. lobata), クズ or (kuzu)

クズウコン、(クズウコンなどの根茎から採った食用の)アロールートでんぷん

Smells just like Fanta Grape soda!

科名:Peuraria lobata                      mame pea leguminosae

This sweet smelling flower blooms from late summer well into Autumn.

Japanese Arrowroot is a vine like plant with tree leaflets and big roundish leaves.

 

The flower itself has lovely bright reds and yellows, the reds sometimes being almost purple.

It has quite a few different uses which I will add soon!