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.

Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue)
Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue) Lycaenidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Tanega Island, Yaku Island and Amami Island.
Found in woods, green spaces and rivers from flatlands to mountains.
Adult flight season is long from early spring to late autumn and often seen at parks and farmlands in cities.
Wing color of male is light purple-blue to blue, lazuline color, hence the Japanese name Ruri-Shijimi literally meaning lazuline lycaenidae.
Female has less blue parts with wider black edges on the front.
And on the back, both male and female is light gray colored with black spots.
Adults are active in woods and grasslands during daytime and feed on nectar of Japanese wisteria and Japanese clover.
Caterpillars feed on flowers and flower buds of plants in fabaceae, cornaceae, Fagaceae and Rutaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 22 to 25 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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