Guide to Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) by Photos and Movies

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Name
Ikarimonhanmyo
Category
Natural landscape
Class
Life
Designation
Prefecturally designated Natural Monument: “Ikarimonhanmyo habitat” (January 2004)
Comment
This species in the family Carabidae, order Coleoptetra. The name Ikarimonhanmyo (Abroscelis anchoralis) is derived from the fact that its body has an anchor-like pattern. In Japan, it is a rare species found in a part of Kyushu and Ishikawa Prefecture. They once lived on the seashore in a vast area of Noto north of Uchinada Town. However, because of coastal erosion, pesticide spraying in the pine forest and driving of cars onto the beach, the population has decreased almost to the point of extinction. In 1994, they were found on the beach that stretches about 3km between Shibagaki-machi, Hakui City and Ôshima, Shika Town and their habitat was designated as a Natural Monument by the prefectural government. Ikarimonhanmyo is registered on the Environment Ministry’s Red List and Ishikawa Prefecture’s Red List. On both lists it is in the category Threatened Species Class I. The prefectural government, Hakui City, Shika Town and Ishikawa Prefectural University have organized a council to protect Ikarimonhanmyo and work hard to research their ecology and living environment.
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