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 protenor (Spangle)
Papilio protenor (Spangle) Papilionidae
Main Region: Honshu (South of southern Tohoku area), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa and Yaeyama Islands.
Prefer shadowy areas and found in woody forests, sometimes seen at parks and residential areas in cities.
In Mt. Takao, often found at mountain trails.
Body color is mat black and tails at the lower tips of hind wings are smaller than other species in papilionidae.
Do not have strong characteristics so it is easy to identify.
On the back of hind wings, male has red spots only on the back and female has them on both sides.
Fly to shady area avoiding sun and feed on nectar of plants in ericaceae family.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in rutaceae family.

●Wingspan  about 80 to 120 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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