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.

Tanna japonensis
Tanna japonensis Cicadidae
They live in southern part of Hokkaido, main land Honsyu, Shikoku, Kyusyu as well as Yakushima Island.
They inhabit mainly in copse in plain ground and at the low mountain areas.
They are the kind that show up rather early season like June, and the breeding high season comes at most in July.
They chirp with accordance with their name ‘Hi-Gu-Ra-Shi’ (Evening cicada) at evening twilight time, such as metallic chirping ‘He-He-He-He-He…’.
Their chirp is often expressed as ‘Kana-Kana’ literary. Very early morning at the breaking dawn when it’s still in the darkness or when it comes to cloudy day, they chirp even during daytime.
The body color depends upon each one, but most of them have the dark reddish-brown base color with patterns of green and black here and there.
Most male have large swollen abdomen that is air bag, while female is sharp rear due to ovipositor (tubular organ used for laying eggs).
Sometimes we notice that white cotton like thing adheres to them; this is larva of Epipomponia nawai that parasite original breed.

●Length(overall-length from head to wing)  about 40 to 50 mm
●Adult Flight Season  June to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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