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.

Trypoxylus dichotomus (Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle)
Trypoxylus dichotomus (Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle) Scarabaeidae
Main region: Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Male have big and brave horn and are called as the king of insects in Japan and has been very popular among children but they are also found in the Korean Penninsula, China and north of Indochina Peninsula.
Found in forests and woodlands from flatland to mountains and fly to fly to quercus acutissimam and quercus serrata for sap.
Have sharp claws at the tips of legs that enable them to hold their bodies to vertically grown tree.
With their horn and big bodies, do not allow other insects gather for sap of tree.
Lay eggs in soil and emerge to adults on the following year and live only for two to three months.

● Length (including horn)   about 30 to 50 mm
● Season  June to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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