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.

Argynnis paphia (Silver-washed Fritillary)
Argynnis paphia (Silver-washed Fritillary) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku an, Kyushu.
Found in woods and mountain trails from flatlands to mountains.
Adults emerge (the last step to become an adult) in early summer, go dormant in summer time and become active in autumn.
Wing color is dark orange with many black spots creating leopard-like patterns.
Male has four thick black lines in the center of fore wings that can be distinguished from female.
The back of hind wings is slightly green, hence the Japanese name Midori-hyo-mon literally meaning green leopard-like patterns.
Resemble the anadyomene fritillary but this species has white lines on the back of hind wings.
Main food for adults is nectar of boneset.
Fly fast from flowers to flowers in forests.
Male sucks water.
Caterpillars feed on plants in violaceae.

●Wingspan  about 65 to 70 mm
●Adult Flight Season  June to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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