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.

Sasakia charonda (Great Purple Emperor)
Sasakia charonda (Great Purple Emperor) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Sado Island.
Found in woods or beechwood forests from lowlands to low elevations.
Is the largest species in nymphalidae family in Honshu and is a national butterfly of Japan.
Is known as a beautiful butterfly and wings of male are black-brown with white and yellow spots and the base of wings are bluish purple color, hence the Japanese name Oo-murasaki literally meaning big purple.
Female is brown. Flies fast and feed on sap from sawtooth oak and quercus serrata and juice from rotten fruits.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of Chinese hackberry and celtis jessoensis.
Male shows strong territorial habit and fly over trees and even chase birds such as sparrows.

●Wingspan  about 75 to 110 mm
●Adult Flight Season  June to about August
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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