How to say moth in Japanese

Moth in Japanese
The Japanese word for moth.

The Japanese word for moth is ga. See the table below for a list of some of the most common moth species found in Japan with their kana spellings and pronunciations. – The Fastest Way to Learn Japanese Guaranteed

Purple dogwood moth
Murasaki mizukitsuyako gaNone
Green long-tailed moth
Midori higena gaNone
Eurasian long-tailed moth
Hosoobi higena gaNone
Miyama longfin moth
Miyama kohigena gaNone
Sawtooth leaf moth
Kunugiki hamoguri gaNone

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Interesting facts about moths in Japan

Japan is home to 6,000 different species of moth. Some of the moths found in Japan include the luna, the garden tiger, the purple dogwood, and the Japanese silk moth. The Japanese silk moth is particularly interesting because it produces a very strong type of silk. Read more about these 6,000 different types here.

What do moths symbolize in Japan?

Moths play a role in Japanese culture and are often mentioned in literature and depicted in art as they symbolize birth, death and rebirth. Some even believe them to be the spirits of the dead on their way to the afterlife.

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