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.

Colias erate (Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow)
Colias erate (Eastern Pale Clouded Yellow) Pieridae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa and islands including Yaku Island and Ishigaki Island.
Found in grasslands from flatlands to low elevations.
Have wide range of habitat including city centers, parks and rivers in Tokyo.
Wing color is yellow with black spots in the center as the Japanese name Monki-cho literally meaning spotted yellow butterfly states.
Female body colors are in two types, yellow and white.
During daytime, fly closer to the ground over open green spaces and rivers in flatlands and feed on nectar of Philadelphia fleabane, annual fleabane and dandelion.
Only male sucks water.
Caterpillars feed on plants of fabaceae family including red clover and white clover.
Is seen for long time from early spring to late autumn.

●Wingspan  about 40 to 50 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about November
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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