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.

Papilio maackii(Maackii Peacock)
Papilio maackii(Maackii Peacock) Papilionidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, Sado Island, Tanega Island and Yaku Island.
Found in forests from low elevations to mountains, also in woods along coastline.
Is not too appealing but very beautiful with black wings covered by blue scales creating bright green or deep blue by different viewing angles.
Some says that this species is the most beautiful butterfly representing Japan.
Bright belt-like colors on the back of fore and hind wings are to distinguish them from similar papilio bianor but some species have less distinct patterns.
Male fly to various kinds of places, even at mountain peaks and adults feed on nectar of plants in ericaceae family.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of Japanese prickly-ash.

●Wingspan  about 90 to 120 mm
●Adult Flight Season  May to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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