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.

Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper)
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper) Lycaenidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okushiri Island, Rishiri Island, Tanega Island and Yaku Island.
Found in grasslands and small grass fields from flatlands to mountains.
Wing color on the front of fore wings is orange with brown edges and black spots inside of these edges.
Some look black-brown without this red-brown color.
The back of fore wings is widely red-brown and hind wings is darker red-brown belt-like patterns on edges.
Fly closer to the ground and feed on nectar of flowers including annual fleabane.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of common sorrel and rumex japonicus.

●Wingspan  about 27 to 35 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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