Treasures of Mt. Takao

Takao 599 museum has all kinds of animals inhabit in Mt. Takao in various ways of exhibitions such as seasonal wild plants preserved in acrylic and all kinds of animals specimens inhibits in Mt. Takao. On the "NATURE WALL," stuffed animals are displayed and shows the movie to introduce the dynamic nature of Mt. Takao.

Panorpa japonica
Panorpa japonica Panorpidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in woods and green space from low elevations to mountains.
From the middle of abdomen to the tip of abdomen is curled like tails of scorpions as panorpidae in Japanese means curled tip of abdomen states.
This is unique to male and the abdomen of female is thick and does not curl at tips.
Tips of abdomen of male are scissors-like shape that is used to hold female when mating and to fight with other males.
Feed on body fluids of dead insects and juice of fruits.
Male feed female dead insects and mate while female is eating that is unique to this species.
Ones emerge in spring are black body color but the ones in summer have yellowish and does look like other species.
Larvae live in soils and become pupa by making cocoons.

●Length  about 13 to 20 mm
●Adults Flight Season  April to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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