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.

Mesalcidodes trifidus
Mesalcidodes trifidus Curculionidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in forests, surrounding green spaces and grasslands from flatlands to mountains.
Body color is black with fine hairs are densely placed called scaly hairs and this part looks white.
The lower parts of fore wings are mostly white, hence the Japanese name Ojiro-ashinaga-zomushi literally meaning tail white long legs curculionidae.
Long legs curculinidae are only to categorize within curculionidae family and the legs of this species are not long.
Are seen from spring and larvae feed on leaves of kudzu and often seen on leaves of the plants.
When noticing danger, fold legs and the entire body become very stiff as if it is dead.
Female lays eggs by making cuts on stems of kudzu and emerged larvae feed on center portion of the stems and grow.

●Length  about 9 to 10 mm
●Adults Flight Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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