The prices of singing Orthoptera as pets in the Japanese Modern Monarchical Period
Ceny chovnych Orthopter podčas japonske cesarske doby


Faculty of Education, Department of Science and Mathematics, University of Fukui, JAPAN


Abstract: Articles about the prices of singing Orthoptera in five Japanese newspapers published between 1888 and 1937 are reviewed in this study. According to these articles, 14 species of Orthoptera were sold at festival stalls. I state their prices and have converted them to present-day U.S. dollar amounts. The price of Meloimorpha japonica (de Haan, 1844), of the family Eneopteridae, was the most inexpensive and most stable among the 14 species. Other topics, such as how they were used in different settings, are also introduced.

Abstrakcijny: Jest podan pregled cen chovnych Orthopter podog členkoch publikovanych v peti jaonskich gazetach medzi lety 1888 a 1937. Podol těchto členkoch bylo v tutoj době prodavano 14 odrod Orthopter. Paper podava razvoj ih cen prevedenych do dnesnich amerikanskih dolarov. Cena Meloimorpha japonica (de Haan, 1844), z rodiny Eneopteridae byla najnižši a najstabilnějžši zo vsech 14 odrod. Medžu inimi predmety jest takože diskutovano ih upotrebjenje při različnyh okolnosteh.

Keywords: singing insects, Orthoptera, prices, newspapers, modern monarchical period, Japan

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Please cite as: Hoshina, H. The Prices of Singing Orthoptera as Pets in the Japanese Modern Monarchical Period. Ethnoentomology 1, pp. 40–51, 2017. 

Ethnoentomology 2017

Volume: 1

Page range: 40–51

First published online: 19.3.2017