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.

Argyreus hyperbius(Indian Fritillary)
Argyreus hyperbius(Indian Fritillary) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Honshu (West of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Found in southern areas as seen from main regions.
Found in grasslands and green spaces from flatlands to low elevations, and also at parks and farmlands.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of pansy, thus it is often seen in cities.
Japanese name Tsuma-guro -hyo-mon literally meaning corner pointed black leopard-like patterns was named because tips of fore wings are black that is unique to female and male have leopard-like patterns on entire body.
Have black edges at the bottom of hind wings that can be distinguished from other butterflies in argynnini tribe.
Have light brown body color with yellow-brown leopard-like patterns on the back of wings.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in violaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 60 to 70 mm
●Adult Flight Season  June to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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