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).

Japonica lutea (Orange Hairstreak)
Japonica lutea (Orange Hairstreak) Lycaenidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Sado Island and Awaji Island.
Wing color on the front is rather orange than red with black on tips.
Have some reddish parts on the back with black spots and some light white lines in the center.
Habitat area is deciduous broad-leaved forest from flatlands to mountains.
During daytime, adults rest under the trees of quercus serrata and quercus acutissima that caterpillars feed on and become active in late afternoon and feed on nectar of Japanese chestnuts.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of quercus serrata, quercus acutissima, quercus crispula blume and daimyo oak.
Adults emerge from about May and live only for one month.

●Wingspan  about 35 to 42 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about June
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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