Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jinshin-Mushi

JinShin-Mushi is a (Japanese) Beetle known as the Earthquake beetle.
Although its called a beetle, it has the head of a Dragon, Spider like legs and a scaly body.  Its little nickname 'Earthquake beetle' comes from the fact that is causes earthquakes by shaking it's heavy body.

(And no, I did not just make this creature up!  I know you read this thinking, there is no way that is actually the name of a mythical creature!  :)  Same thing goes for yesterdays creature)

18 comments:

  1. i believe you--i think i have seen one!

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  2. Oh, how very creepy. As long as the Jin Shin-Mushi remains mythical, I'll remain happy. :)

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  3. I hope it's not that awful Japanese beetle that tried to infect Utah. We were part of the treatment program a few years ago. Fortunately their aggressive program has been successful.

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    1. I don't think we have to worry about these beetles getting to Utah. . .:)

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  4. I was gonna say that you should have posted a pic, but then I would have been grossed out. bugs. Ick!

    I'm a new follower via the A to Z. It's nice to meet you!

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    1. Yeah I figured it best to stay away from pictures for these posts. :)

      Thanks for following and stopping by!

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  5. Mythical bugs are better than the real kind for sure.

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  6. Oh, I love mythical creatures...even the creepy crawly ones. Causes earthquakes? Hmmm, I think one of those stayed for an extended visit in Oklahoma last year. Someone must have squished it eventually though, because the earthquakes stopped just in time for tornado season.

    Stopping in from A to Z. New follower.

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    1. Yes, I do as well. Some though, I am more glad are just mythical.

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  7. Whar fun! Make-believe bugs!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's A-Z, the letter K

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  8. Interesting. Who knew! Your blog is terrific.

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  9. Ooh scary, glad that one is mythical. But doesn't it have the best name??

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    1. Yeah, me too! And yes, it does have an awesome name.

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