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.

Epicopeia hainesii
Epicopeia hainesii Epicopeiidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Tsushima.
Found in forests and grasslands from flatlands to mountains.
Are parts of moth family but body mimic Chinese windmill that is toxic by eating poisonous plants, hence the Japanese name Ageha-modoki literally meaning swallowtail mimic.
Wing veins are distinctive black and gray-black wings are almost like Chinese windmill with big long tails but red spots on edges of hind wings are brighter and body size is a lot smaller.
Are active from late afternoon and attracted to lights but found on leaves even during daytime.
Fly by flattering wings to fields and woods for nectar.
The body of caterpillars are covered with white cotton-like covering and feed on leaves of kouza dogwood and giant dogwood.

●Wingspan  about 55 to 60 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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