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.

Araschnia burejana
Araschnia burejana Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okushiri Island and Sado Island.
Found in forests and grasslands from flatlands to mountains.
Also found at streamsides and mountain trails.
Japanese name Saka-hachi-cho literally meaning number eight in Chinese character placed upside-down butterfly was named because white patterns on wings resemble Chinese characters of number eight placed upside-down.
Wing color differs by season they emerge.
Ones in spring are dark brown with irregular orange patterns and white belt-like pattern is less distinct.
Ones in summer are black color and white belt-like pattern is distinct along with orange lines.
During the daytime, fly closer to the ground and feed on nectar of plants in apiaceae family.
Also fly to dungs of animals and suck water.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in urticaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 35 to 45 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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