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.

Dorcus striatipennis
Dorcus striatipennis Lucanidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in forests and woodlands from low to high elevations.
Japanese name Sujikuwagata literally meaning stripes lucanidae and small male and female have stripes patterns on upper wing like wood grains.
Large ones does not have these linear patterns and similar to male dorcus rectus.
Only difference is protrusions inside of mandibles, triangle for dorcus rectus and square for dorcus striatipennis.
Main foods are sap from quercus acutissima, quercus serrata and basket willow.
Often gather to lights.
Larva grows inside of decaying logs of quercus acutissima and quercus serrata.

●Length  about 15 to 30 mm
●Adult Flight Season  June to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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