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.

Polygonia c-aureum(Comma Butterfly)
Polygonia c-aureum(Comma Butterfly) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku.
Found in grasslands and riverbeds from flatlands to low elevations, prefer sunny environment and also often found in residential areas and parks.
The front side of wings are orangey red-brown with many black spots and small blue spots at the bottom.
Female is lighter red-brown.
Back of wings has black lines along wing veins and white to brown shaded wavy patterns resembling dead leaves.
During daytime, fly closer to the ground in grasslands and feed on nectar of annual fleabane.
Also gather around tree sap and rotten fruits.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in cannabaceae family including Japanese hop, cannabis and Humulus lupulus var. cordifolius.

●Wingspan  about 50 to 60 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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