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.

Hyleoglomeris sp.(Pill Millipedes)
Hyleoglomeris sp.(Pill Millipedes) Glomeridae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Found in shady woods and green spaces from flatlands to mountains. Is a part of diplopoda family prefers wet environment such as under fallen trees or fallen leaves and also in woody parks and shrine ground even in cities but they are not well-known and often mistaken for wood louse. Body color is shiny black-brown and white on segment, creating stripe patterns. When attacked by enemies, curl into a ball with head hidden and become complete round-shape as the Japanese name of wood louse, dango-mushi literally meaning ball-shaped insects states. The species curl into a ball, wood louse is widely known but wood louse does not hide their head when curled. This species have two paired legs with four legs per segment. In Mt. Takao, often found in areas where fallen leaves sediment on forest floor and feed on decaying plants in leaf soil.

●Length  about 7 to 8 mm
●Adults Flight Season   March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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