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.

Catocala nivea
Catocala nivea Noctuidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in forests and green spaces from low elevations to mountains.
Fore wings is gray-brown with shaded patterns resembling barks and hind wings is white with two black belt-like patterns.
Hind wings are hidden behind fore wings and fore wings mimic barks so it is difficult to find when resting on barks.
When receiving any stimulus from something, open fore wings to show hind wings that are said to threat enemies.
During daytime, are often rest on trunks and branches of trees.
Become active at night and fly to various trees for sap.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in rosaceae family including Japanese bird cherry.

●Wingspan  about 80 to 95 mm
●Adult Flight Season  July to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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