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.

Coccinella septempunctata (Seven-spot Ladybird)
Coccinella septempunctata (Seven-spot Ladybird) Coccinellidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, Ogawasara Islands and Miyako Island.
Found in grasslands and green spaces from flatlands to mountains and also at parks and street trees in cities.
Is the most commonly known insect in Japan.
Have seven black spots on shiny red forewings, hence the Japanese name Nanahoshi-tento seven stars ladybug.
Are seen from spring to early autumn.
Are predatory and feed on plant louse that is widely known.
When noticing dangers, emit smelly and yellow body fluids from joints of legs to protect them.
Larvae also feed on plant louse but body shape is different from adults and is like hairy caterpillars.

●Length  about 5 to 8 mm
●Adults Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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