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.

Cicindela chinensis(Tiger Beetle)
Cicindela chinensis(Tiger Beetle) Cicindelidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Yaku Island.
Found in sunny woods and forest trails along streams from flatlands to mountains.
Body color is metallic shiny blue-green with bright red and are known as beautiful insects like jewel beetles.
Have large compound eyes with large mandibles.
Feed on insects.
Aim at insects and catch immediately are just like cats, hence the Japanese name han-myo literally meaning spots-cats.
When human being approaches and they fly to a couple of meters ahead, this behavior is repeated and like guiding human beings, hence they are also called michi-oshie literally meaning guiding ways.
Larvae create holes on ground and catch insects like ants that approaches to these holes.

●Length  about 18 to 20 mm
●Adults Flight Season  April to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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