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.

Saturnia japonica
Saturnia japonica Saturniidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Yaku Island. Found in forests and woods from flatlands to mountains. Japanese name is Kusu-san literally meaning silkworm on camphor laurel. Body color varies to individuals among the same species from yellow-brown, red-brown to orange. Hind wings have distinct eyespots in the center and the ones on fore wings are not as distinct but have patterns resembling side face of lizard. Are attracted to lights at night with Japanese oak silkmoth and rest under the eaves nearby. Caterpillars are green with white long hair and are also known as Shiraga-taro literally meaning white haired boy. Feed on camphor laurel, Japanese zelkova and ginkgo. Cocoons are like mesh with and also called as Sukashi-tawara literally meaning sheer rice straw bag and the empty ones are often found in grasslands near forest trails.

●Wingspan  about 100 to 120 mm
●Adults Flight Season August to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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