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.

Popillia japonica
Popillia japonica Scarabaeidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Yaku Island.
Found in green space or grassland from flatland to mountains.
Larva eats various kinds of plants in soils and sometimes roots of fabaceae family.
Adults are known as destructive insects because eat sprout, leaves and flowers of the plants, so they are often found in farmland rather than in natural environment.
Sometimes they grow in large numbers to cause damage to cultivations.
Body length is small and about 1cm.
Body color from head to abdomen is shiny deep green and its front wing surface has shiny red brown color and is quite beautiful.
Appear from the early summer and tends to gather to food plants during the daytime.

●Length  about 9 to 13 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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