Treasures of Mt. Takao

Takao 599 museum has all kinds of animals inhabit in Mt. Takao in various ways of exhibitions such as seasonal wild plants preserved in acrylic and all kinds of animals specimens inhibits in Mt. Takao. On the "NATURE WALL," stuffed animals are displayed and shows the movie to introduce the dynamic nature of Mt. Takao.

Camponotus obscuripes
Camponotus obscuripes Formicidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yaku Island and Tsushima.
Found in forests and grasslands from flatlands to mountains.
Are the largest species like camponotus japonicus habit in Japan and its queen ant is nearly 2 cm.
Color of head and legs are black and that of thorax and the front part of abdomen are red-brown.
Some species have red-brown color only on thorax.
Hardly ever seen in cities as they normally built a next in dead woods or root of tree in forests not in soils. Worker ants are often seen on grounds, generally work in solo and do not form a line.
Feed on dead insects and aphid honeydew.

●Length  about 7 to 12 mm
●Adults Flight Season  May to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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