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.

Damaster blaptoides
Damaster blaptoides Carabidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Goto Islands, Yaku Island and Tanega Island. Found in forests from flatlands to mountains and wet grasslands. Is a part of carabidae family and inhabits only in Japan. Both adults and larvae feed on snails and sticking the head in snail's shells when they eat, hence the Japanese name Maimai-kaburi literally meaning wearing snails. Cannot fly as their wings are deteriorated and do not travel long distance, thus their body color and body shape varies by their living area. Normally categorized to various subspecies by habitat. The ones seen in Mt. Takao are the subspecies called D.b.oxuroides Schaum and have bluish black body color.

●Length  about 36 to 41 mm(Carabus blaptoides oxuroides)
●Adults Flights Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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