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 bianor (Chinese Peacock)
Papilio bianor (Chinese Peacock) Papilionidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and other isolated islands including Goto Islands.
Found in forests from flatlands to mountains.
Wing color is black and covered by blue-green scales and the colors and brightness differ by viewing angles and are very beautiful.
The back of wings is black with red spots on hind wings.
Male has mat and hairy part on fore wings that are to distinguish male from female.
Is active during daytime and fly fast and feed on nectar of plants in ericaceae family and moss phlox.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of orixa japonica and Japanese pepper.
Only male suck fresh water on mountain trails in Mt. Takao.
Male in papilionidae family fly on the same route regularly, which is called flyway.

●Wingspan  about 80 to 110 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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