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.

Parantica sita (Chestnut Tiger)
Parantica sita (Chestnut Tiger) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Found in forests and grasslands from flatlands to mountains.
Fore wings is black and hind wings is red-brown, and both with light blue patterns.
Japanese name Asagi-cho literally meaning light blue-green butterfly came from this light blue-green that is used to be called as Asagi color.
Caterpillars feed on toxic plants like marsdenia tomentosa to intake the toxicity.
Adults are also toxic and not attacked by enemies.
Fly elegantly during daytime to plants in cirsium family and boneset for nectar.
It is confirmed that they also fly long distance for hundreds of kilometers.
In summer, fly north to lay eggs in forests in mountains.
And in autumn, emerged adults come down to south.

●Wingspan  about 100 mm
●Adult Flight Season  Apil to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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