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.

Anthocharis scolymus
Anthocharis scolymus Pieridae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Sado Island and Nansei Islands.
Found in forests, grasslands and riverbeds from flatlands to low elevations.
Wing color is white with black spots on the front and tip of fore wings are yellow and pointed, hence Japanese name Tsumaki-cho literally meaning corner pointed yellow butterfly.
This yellow edge only applies for male and female does not.
Have irregular green patterns on the back of wings resembling dead leaves.
Flying style is unique and fly straight over grasslands and riverbeds and feed on nectar of dandelion and corydalis incisa.
Caterpillars feed on brassicaceae including variableleaf yellowcress and shepherd's purse.
Is only seen during spring season.

●Wingspan  about 45 to 50 mm
●Adult Flight Season  March to about May
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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