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.

Orthetrum albistylum speciosum (Common Skimmer)
Orthetrum albistylum speciosum (Common Skimmer) Libellulidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.
Found in sunny grassland at waterside of ponds from flatland to low elevations.
Also fly to puddles and one of the dragonflies frequently found in town.
Right after adult emergence in spring, both male and female body colors are brownish yellow with black dots on abdomen.
Only male bodies gradually turn to black with age and from thorax to middle of abdomen are covered by powdery white like salt.
This is the origin of Japanese name Shiokara-Tombo literally meaning salted fish guts dragonfly.
Female body color does not change and also called as Mugiwara-Tombo literally meaning straw dragonfly.
Female hovers over water to dip down the tip of abdomen to lay eggs.

●Length  about49 to 55 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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