Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao is considered one of the three major habitat of insects along with Minoo (Osaka prefecture) and Kibune (Kyoto prefecture) and it has long been loved by researchers of insects because of number of species and the easy access from the Metropolitan area. There are many insects first found in Mt. Takao and named after "Takao" such as Takao Shachihoko (Hiradonta takaonis Matsumura) and Takao medaka kamikiri (Stenhomalus takaosanus).

Isoteinon lamprospilus (The Silver-spotted Skipper)
Isoteinon lamprospilus (The Silver-spotted Skipper) Hesperiidae
Main Region: Honshu (West of southern Tohoku region), Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in forests and grasslands from flatlands to low elevations.
Wing color is black-brown and yellow-brown closer to the body.
The front of fore wings has some large white spots.
Wing color on the back is yellow-brown with white spots on black edges that are unique to this species.
Feed on nectar of Lysimachia clethroides and annual fleabane.
Suck water at where is some moisture.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in poaceae family including spodiopogon sibiricus and miscanthus tinctorius hack.
Male holds territory over these plants in poaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 32 to 37 mm
●Adult Flight Season  June to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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