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 jonasii
Saturnia jonasii Saturniidae
Main region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tsushima and Yaku Island.
Found in forests and woods from flatlands to mountains.
Japanese name Hime-yamma-mayu literally meaning small Japanese oak silkmoth came from its body size smaller than Japaanese oak silkmoth.
Wing colors are smoky green and front part of fore wings is white.
Edges of wings are brown and each wing has large eyespots in the center.
Some species have red-brown edges and yellow-brown wing colors.
Are seen from later season than Japanese oak silkmoth and active at night.
Adults do not feed on anything like other species in saturniidae family.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of quercus acutissima, deutzia crenata and Japanese zelkova.

●Wingspan  about 85 to 105 mm
●Adult Flight Season  September to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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