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.

Rhomborrhina unicolor
Rhomborrhina unicolor Scarabaeidae
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Sado Island, Tanega Island and Yaku Island.
Found in woodland or forests from low elevation to mountains.
Suck sap of quercus acutissimam, quercus serrata and basket willow.
During short summer from July to August, seen on these trees with stag beetles, beetles and bees for sap.
Body size and biology is quite similar to rhomborrhina japonica.
Body color of rhomborrhina japonica varies from copper to green but that of this species is deep metallic green.
There is also a species called rhomborrhina polita which body color is black.
This species and rhomborrhina polita are rarely found in city area.

Length  about 22 to 30 mm
Adult Flight Season  July to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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