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.

Actias artemis
Actias artemis Saturniidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Yaku Island.
Found in forests and plateaus from flatlands to mountains.
Wing colors is blue-white to light green with front part of fore wing edges are red.
Have small eyespots on both fore and hind wings.
Antennae are feathery for male and comb-like shaped for female.
Tails are longer for male than female.
Adults flight season are twice per year, early summer and mid summer from July to August.
Are often attracted to lights.
Mouthparts of adults are degenerated in the imago and do not eat anything and only live on nutrients reserved as caterpillars.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of trees including quercus serrata, ume (Japanese apricot), apricot, fig, pear and apple.

●Wingspan  about 80 to 120 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about May, July to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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