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.

Dichorragia nesimachus (Asian Constable Butterfly)
Dichorragia nesimachus (Asian Constable Butterfly) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, Sado Island, Tsushima and Nansei Islands.
Found in sunny woods and mountain trails from flatlands to low elevations.
The patterns on wings are like marbling with Indian ink, hence the Japanese name Suminagashi literally meaning marbling with Indian ink.
Wing colors on the front is light Indian ink with shiny blue-green that is unique color and patterns.
And wing colors on the back is dark brown with distinct white patterns.
Proboscis is red this is also unique feature of this species.
During daytime, fly fast and gathers around sap of sawtooth oak, rotten fruits and dungs of animals.
Also suck water on the ground.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of meliosma myrianth.
Male shows territorial habit at mountain peak of open spaces in forests.

●Wingspan  about 55 to 65 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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