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.

Sastragala esakii
Sastragala esakii Acanthosomatidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Amami Island.
Found in woods and grasslands from flatlands to mountains.
Color on the back is brown and front part of abdomen from fore wings and legs are green to yellow-green.
Is a family of acanthosomatidae which thorax is angulated.
This species have striking heart-shaped yellow-white pattern.
Named after Japanese entomologist Prof. Teiso Esaki.
Feed on sap of giant dogwood, Toxicodendron succedaneum, oudo and Japanese Prickly-ash and often found on these trees.
Female lay eggs on the back of leaves including giant dogwood and usually guards them by holding and covering them.
Continue to protect hatched nymphs from external enemies.

●Length  about 10 to 12 mm
●Adults Flight Season  May to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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