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.

Nymphalis anthomelas (Scarce Tortoiseshell)
Nymphalis anthomelas (Scarce Tortoiseshell) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu.
Found in forests and woods from low elevations to mountains.
Japanese name Hiodoshi-cho literally meaning scarlet threaded suit of armor was named because the body color is scarlet which remind people of scarlet threaded suit of armor.
Wing color is orange with many big black spots in the center and black edges with blue spots.
Back of wings have bark-like patterns, thus it is hard to recognize when they rest on tree.
Spend winter after emerged to adults and are seen from early spring around flowers of cerasus ×yedoensis A.V.Vassil.
‘Somei-yoshino’ and Japanese apricot.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in ulmaceae family including Chinese Hackberry and Salicaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 60 to 71 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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