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.

Callophrys ferrea (Tailless Hairstreak)
Callophrys ferrea (Tailless Hairstreak) Lycaenidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in woods on hills and open spaces in mountains and appear as spring comes.
Wing color on female is light metallic blue and male is black-brown with blue in the center.
The back of wings is dark brown with white wave-like patterns and gray small spots on hind wings.
The entire body is covered with hair.
Fly fast and is active from the morning.
Feed on flowers of azalea and pieris japonica subsp. japonica.
Caterpillars feed on flowers and leaves of plants in ericaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 25 to 29 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about May
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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