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 insulicola
Carabus insulicola Carabidae
Main Region: Honshu (North of Chubu area).
Found in woods and green space from flatlands to mountains.
This species of carabidae family are most frequently seen in Kanto region.
Body color is beautiful metallic green and some species are red-copper color.
Have some fine stripes on fore wings.
Cannot fly with deteriorated hind wings just like other species in carabidae family.
Does not prefer sunny places and mostly stay under fallen leaves, in soils and under fallen woods.
Active at night, walk around and feed on larvae of earthworms and moths and woodlouse.
Also often gather around dead small animals.
Larvae are also predatory and feed on small insects.

●Length  about 25 to 30 mm
●Adults Flight Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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