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.

Ypthima argus
Ypthima argus Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Yaku Island and Tanega Island.
Found in various kinds of places including woods, and surrounding farmlands, rivers, swamps and bushes from flatlands to low elevations.
Have large eyespots, one on fore wings and two on hind wings.
Similar species, the Japanese rings only have one eyespot on each hind wings, thus it is easy to distinguish them from this species.
Both species have fine ripples-like patterns with eyespots.
Active during daytime, rest on leaves in bushes and fly around.
Adults feed on nectar of flowers including ixeris dentata and creeping woodsorrel.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in poaceae family including oplismenus undulatifolius and miscanthus sinensis.

●Wingspan  about 33 to 40 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
もっと見る 閉じる