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).

Limenitis camilla (White Admiral)
Limenitis camilla (White Admiral) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in woods and green spaces from flatlands to mountains.
Japanese name Ichi-monji-cho literally meaning one straight line butterfly is named because it has white belt-like patterns in the center of each wing that is very distinct.
The back of wings is red-brown and also have white belt-like pattern along with black spots.
Female body is larger than male and wings are round edges that are to distinguish them from male.
During daytime, fly slowly close to the ground in sunny open grasslands and fly over to flowers of Japanese honeysuckles and clethra barbinervis for nectar.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in caprifoliaceae family including Japanese honeysuckles, lonicera morrowii and Weigela coraeensis.

●Wingspan  about 50 to 65 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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