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 macilentus (The Long Tail Spangle)
Papilio macilentus (The Long Tail Spangle) Papilionidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okushiri Island, Sado Island and Shodo Island.
Found in woods on hills or at streamsides in mountains.
Wings are shiny black and have crescent moon-shaped red patterns on edges of hind wings.
These patterns on female are more distinct.
Only male have white front edges of hind wings but this is often covered by fore wings.
Similar to papilio protenor but this species have long tails as Japanese name Onaga-ageha literally meaning long tail swallowtail states.
Fly around streamsides in mountains and feed on nectar from azalea and lilium medeoloides.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of orixa japonica and Japanese pepper.
Only male suck waters at paddles and swamps sometimes do in groups.

●Wingspan  about 90 to 110 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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