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.

Batocera lineolata (White Stripe Long-horned Beetle)
Batocera lineolata (White Stripe Long-horned Beetle) Cerambycidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Sado Island, Oki Island, Tsushima and Amami Island.
Found in forests and green space from flatlands to mountains.
Is the largest species in longicorn native to Japan and the large ones become almost 6 cm.
Body color is black covered with gray short hairs.
Have yellow irregular stripes on fore wings but these patterns fade to white when mounted, hence the Japanese name Shirosuji-kamikiri literally meaning white stripes longicorn.
Have large compound eyes and well developed mandibles.
Are active at night but sometime even during daytime.
Adults feed on barks of trees in salicaceae, juglandaceae, betulaceae, fagaceae and ulmaceae grow in wood and also feed on sap of these trees.
Larvae feed on woods of Japanese chestnuts, quercus acutissima and trees in castanopsis family.

●Length  about 45 to 55 mm
●Adults Flight Season  June to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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