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.

Curetis acuta (Angeled Sunbeam)
Curetis acuta (Angeled Sunbeam) Lycaenidae
Main Region: Honshu (South of southern Tohoku region), Shikoku, Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Found in woods and green spaces from flatlands to low elevations.
Wing color is dark brown both for male and female.
Male have orange center and female have white to gray spots.
The back of wings are silver-white, hence the Japanese name Uragin-shijimi silver on the back lycaenidae.
This species have angulated tips of fore wings that is unique to this species.
Adults emerged in autumn have sharper tips than ones in spring.
Fly in forests and over grasslands and feed on nectar and sap.
Found even in paved roads in Mt. Takao.
Caterpillars feed on flowers and flower buds of plants including Japanese wisteria and kudzu.

●Wingspan  about 36 to 40 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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