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.

Byasa alcinous (Chinese Windmill)
Byasa alcinous (Chinese Windmill) Papilionidae
Main Region: Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, Goto Islands, Yaku Island and Amami Islands.
Found in various places from bright areas of riverbeds and grassland in flatlands to woody areas and forests from flatlands to mountains.
Wing colors differ by sex, male is mat smoky black and female is yellow-gray to dark-gray with distinct black wing veins.
Both male and female have crescent moon-shaped red patterns on the back of hind wings.
Caterpillars feed on aristolochia debilis that are poisonous and the body of caterpillars with red patterns display that they are also poisonous.
Is active during daytime and feed on nectar from plants in ericaceae family, deutzia crenata and in Cirsium family.
Japanese name Jyako-ageha literally meaning musk swallowtail was named because male adults are musk-scented.

●Wingspan  about 75 to 100 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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