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.

Carabus albrechti esakianus
Carabus albrechti esakianus Carabidae
Are subspecies of carabus albrechti Morawitz found from Hokkaido to middle of Honshu and distributed from Kanto region to Niigata prefecture. They are same species but categorized as different group by region. The species in carabidae family are often seen around Tokyo area like carabus insulicola. Found in woods and surrounding green spaces from flatlands to mountains. Body color is metallic shine red-copper but some species are without shines. Fore sings have fine stripes and cannot fly with deteriorated hind wings. During daytime, hide under woods and fallen leaves or are active in shady area. Become active at night, walk around and feed on small insects, woodlouse and earthworm.

●Length  about 20 to 23 mm
●Adults Flight Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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