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.

Parnassius citrinarius (Glacial Apollo, Japanese Clouded Apollo)
Parnassius citrinarius (Glacial Apollo, Japanese Clouded Apollo) Papilionidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku.
Found in forests, grasslands and farmland from flatlands to mountains.
Japanese name with the word shirocho meaning pieridae but they are in papilionidae family not in pieridae family like small white.
White colored wings have some transparent parts with distinct black wing veins that are unique and beautiful.
Thorax and abdomen are covered with long yellow hairs.
During the daytime, fly slowly in open grasslands and feed on nectar of welsh onion, Astragalus sinicus (Chinese milk vetch), annual fleabane and daikon.
Appear for a short time annually from April to about May.
Caterpillars feed on corydalis incisa and corydalis lineariloba.

Wingspan  about 50 to 60 mm
Adult Flight Season  April to about May
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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