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.

Epiophlebia superstes
Epiophlebia superstes Epiophlebiidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Globally known as “living fossils” because many parts of their body including reproductive organs.
One other species in epiophlebiidae family remains in Himaraya and North Eastern China.
Body is similar to gomphidae but wings are like damselflies because the shapes of front and back wings are almost the same.
Found at upstream or streams surrounded by woods and main foods are small insects including flies, mosquitos. Female lays eggs on stems of plants at waterside and emerged nymphs live between stones in streams.
Live underwater for seven to eight years, waterside for following one year and then emerge to adults.

●Length  about 50 to 60 mm
●Adult Flight Season  about May
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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