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.

Vanessa indica(Indian Red Admiral)
Vanessa indica(Indian Red Admiral) Nymphalidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Nansei Islands.
Often found in various kinds of places from flatlands to mountains including coastlines, grasslands in high elevations, residential areas and cities.
Fore wings are strong reddish orange as the Japanese name Aka-tateha literally meaning red-nymphalidae states, with black tips with white spots.
Hind wings are deep brown with orange edges on the bottom.
Back of fore wings is quite similar to the front but some have blue spots with spider web-like complicated patterns.
Adults fly to flowers of cirsium family and clethra barbinervis for nectar, trees for sap and rotten fruits.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in urticaceae family including ramie and boehmeria japonica, and ulmaceae family including Japanese zelkova.

●Wingspan  about 55 to 60 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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