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.

Psacothea hilaris(Yellow-spotted Longicorn Beetle)
Psacothea hilaris(Yellow-spotted Longicorn Beetle) Cerambycidae
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Oki Island, Iki Island and Tsushima.
Found in forests from flatlands to low elevations but also in farmlands and street trees in cities.
Have long antennae and that of male is three times longer than the body size.
Body color is black with white-yellow to yellow spots.
Are seen from early summer to early autumn and feed on leaves and barks of fig tree, mulberry and plants in rutaceae family with its strong mandibles.
Are also attracted to lights.
Female adults make cracks to these trees and lay eggs.
Hatched larvae feed within these trees and grow.

●Length  about 14 to 30 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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