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.

Libythea lepita (Nettle-tree Butterfly)
Libythea lepita (Nettle-tree Butterfly) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Some parts of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Found in woods with Chinese hackberry that caterpillar feed on, rivers and valleys in forests from flatlands to mountains.
The protrusion at the tip of head resemble the nose of long nosed goblin, hence the Japanese name Tengu-cho literally meaning long nosed goblin butterfly.
Shapes of wings are unique with the extended tips of fore wings.
Wing colors on the front is black-brown with irregularly placed orange spots.
The back of wings is brown but more reddish for female.
The entire wing colors is like dead leaves, thus it is hard to recognize when resting on branch with wings closed.
Feed on nectar and sap of various flowers and trees.
Fly to these flowers and trees during daytime.

●Wingspan  40 to 50 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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