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.

Baculum irregulariterdentatum(Stick Insect)
Baculum irregulariterdentatum(Stick Insect) Phasmatidae
They live in main land Honsyu, Shikoku, Kyusyu.
They inhabit at bushes and in green tracts of grassy places in low ground to low mountain areas.
Some of them have green body color, others have dark-brown.
As they are known very well, they transform themselves into the shapes such as branch of trees or stalk of leaves, and stay still so well that we cannot tell them.
Even imagines have no wings and don’t fly.
They move slowly from trees to leaves to eat leaves of pants including Flowering cherries and Quercus serrate.
Very similar Phraortes illepidus has antennas as long as their front legs, by which we can tell them from the others.
Furthermore, there live Micadina phluctaenoides having wings at Mt. Takao, which have a very rare reproduction style ‘Parthenogenesis’ that means females can lay eggs without copulation with males.

●Length  about 60 to 100 mm
●Adult Flight Season  July to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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