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).

Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Blue)
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Blue) Lycaenidae
Main Region: South part of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Found in green spaces or farmlands from flatlands to low elevations.
Japanese name Uranami-shijimi literally meaning wavy pattern on the back lycaenidae, come from the white wavy patterns on the back of wings.
Wing color on the front is shiny light purple with darker edges on male, and darker tone with shiny blue-purple in the center on female.
Have black spots on the lower parts of hind wings.
Is active during daytime and feed on nectar of plants in fabaceae family including peas, fava beans and common bean.
Caterpillars feed on flowers and young fruits in fabaceae family including fava beans and Japanese clovers.

●Wingspan  about 28 to 34 mm
●Adult Flight Season  July to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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