Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao has abundant nature with warm-temperature forests and temperate forests. There are a lot more species could be called as "treasure" inhabits other than explained in animals, insects and birds section. Spiders is one of them because they are beneficial insects and its prey is destructive insects. Over 300 species including rare ones inhabits and Mt. Takao is the mountain with the largest number of species of spiders and widely known as a paradise for spiders.

Rhacophorus schlegelii (Schlegel’s Green Tree Frog)
Rhacophorus schlegelii (Schlegel’s Green Tree Frog) Schlegel’s Green Tree Fro
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Goto Islands. Found in swamps and waterside especially at paddy fields from flatlands to hills. The unique name was named after German zoologist Prof. Hermann Schlegel who was the chief of National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, Netherlands. The body color is bright yellow-green except abdomen. Have sharp face without black line is to identify this species from similar Japanese tree frog. Hunt for spiders and centipedes. Most frogs lay eggs in water but this species dig holes near water and lay eggs in soils. Eggs are covered with meringue-like bubbles and hatched eggs can be flown to water with rain

●Body Length  about 3 to 5 cm
●Season  April to October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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