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.

Phelotrupes laevistriatus
Phelotrupes laevistriatus Scarabaeidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Yaku Island.
Found in green area or forests from flatland to mountains as well as cropland and residential area.
Body color is mostly metallic black and sometimes purplish, indigo or greenish black and they are quite beautiful.
They are so-called dung beetles and their main foods are dungs from animals and seek them while flying close to the ground with beating its wings or walking on grounds.
Female bring dungs in soils and lay eggs in soils sealed with dungs and larva can eat them to grow.
In Takao, easily be found on mountain trails.

●Length  about 14 to 20 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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