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.

Graphium sarpedon (Common Bluebottle)
Graphium sarpedon (Common Bluebottle) Papilionidae
Main Region: Warm climate areas of Honshu (South of southern Tohoku region), Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.
Found in forests from flatlands to low elevations.
Have very distinct light blue belt-like pattern on black wings with red or orange spots on back of wings that are not too appealing while flying.
Found at parks in cities because caterpillars feed on leaves of camphor laurel often planted as street trees.
Fly fast during daytime and feed on nectar of annual fleabane and cayratia japonica.
Male suck water in summer and often seen in groups at watersides.

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