日本山林常見的吸血蚊蟲

Common blood-sucking mosquitoes in Japanese mountain forests

I used to think that Japan has a high latitude and is relatively cold, and there should be fewer mosquitoes. When I went to Hokkaido, I met a Taiwanese who was working and vacationing in a restaurant. The reason why he chose to work in Hokkaido is because there are no cockroaches in Hokkaido.

Although it seems that there are really fewer mosquitoes in high mountains and high latitudes, there are more mosquitoes in the low mountains of Japan than I thought, and some bugs I have never encountered in Taiwan. . . Here are some strange blood-sucking mosquitoes commonly found in Japan. I won't say much about the common editor of mosquitoes.

Bu Yu (Bu Yu)

I feel a bit similar to the little black mosquito in Taiwan, but a little bigger than the little black mosquito. The Chinese name is gnat. This kind of insect is different from mosquitoes. He does not have needles, so he does not use a straw to suck your writing like a mosquito, but cuts your skin with his jaws and sucks blood through the wound. After the bite, there will be red blood on the bag. dots or blisters.

Since there are toxins similar to paralysis in blood sucking, it will not be too itchy after sucking blood, but the bite will swell two or three times in size after the second day (related to each person's physique and allergies), swelling Itching and fever may last for one to two weeks, depending on the physical condition and the place where the bite was bitten. Some may even last for more than a month. There may even be chronic prurigo. It may take years for full recovery. Some sensitive people are sucked too much blood and even lead to lymphadenitis complicated by severe breathing difficulties. It's a more annoying bug than a mosquito.

アブ (A Bu) horsefly

It looks like a fly, but it's a little bigger, it's about the same as a bee (it's very big, it feels like it will spray juice when you hit it, it's disgusting, I basically don't hit him), some people think アブ looks like a bee, but I I feel like his eyes are like flies.

When you're not moving, these disgusting-looking bugs stop on you to suck blood, and like mosquitoes, アブ sucks blood for the nutrients they need to lay their eggs. They usually use nectar and tree sap, but when it's time to lay eggs, the female アブ will start sucking blood (it feels like they lay eggs a lot...)

Like ブyu, the allergic reaction of アブ after being bitten is more serious than that of mosquitoes. The swollen cells of the bite vary according to individual reactions, and some will ooze pus.

The editor went climbing a few days ago and was warmly treated by these two kinds of insects. Now my legs are covered with scabs. Although I don’t have serious allergies, the swelling and itching are indispensable. This also led me to test a few anti-itch medicines.

MUHI's Itch Relief Patch

It has a pattern of Anpanman, which is very cute on the body. The biggest advantage is that there are patches to remind you not to scratch at any time, and it will not wipe off the medicine as soon as you wear clothes. But in the face of this kind of swelling cells that are prone to allergic redness, I feel that the area of ​​the patch and the anti-itching effect are a little weaker. Good for mosquito bites.

The patch area is smaller than the red and swollen area

MUHI Antipruritic Dermatitis Ointment S

This can be said to be Japan's national antipruritic ointment. It must be available in all major drugstores, and the clerk will also recommend it. The price is cheap, and one stick can be used for a long time. For アブ and ブyu I think both have a good effect. I think this ointment is easy to be wiped off by clothes, but this time I found that you first apply a thin layer on the epidermis. After it dries a little, it will become a film and stick to the surface, and it will not be wiped off after that, but in It will take a little while before he dries.

After one night of smearing, the original redness and swelling almost subsided, and the itching is no longer

Redness and itching before application

After a night of application, the redness and swelling subsided, and it was hardly itchy, but the melanin deposition may take a while to subside.

The so-called residual treatment, in the past, because most insect repellent sprays (insect removal け) contained alcohol, so they could not be sent. This time, I found an insect repellent spray that is alcohol-free, mild and non-irritating to the skin. Of course, for the two I introduced above. There are bugs too! ! !

Earth Pharmaceutical Alcohol-Free Insect Spray 200mL

Zero alcohol (ethanol) mist repellent for children's delicate skin. Fragrance, colorants, parabens (preservatives), surfactant-free, mild additive-free formula.

If you don't like spray, we also have insect repellent patches (for mosquitoes only)

Heguangtang insect-proof patch 60 pieces

Sticker-type repellent that is inaccessible to insects on clothing or personal items. Fresh natural herbal scent. The target age is from 0 months.

Contains natural plant essential oil (eucalyptus citronella oil), which has insect repellent effect and continuous transpiration, making it difficult to ignore.

Repels insects without applying directly to the skin, and the effect lasts for 6 to 8 hours. * Varies depending on the usage environment.