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 machaon (Old World Swallowtail)
Papilio machaon (Old World Swallowtail) Papilionidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Sado Island, Goto Islands and Yaku Island.
Prefer sunny grasslands and paddy fields from flatlands to mountains.
Often seen at parks and residential areas in cities.
Adults are also found from flatlands to high lands of 3000 meters elevations, thus living area varies to different elevations.
Fly to green grasslands during the daytime and feed on nectar of ericaceae and cirsium.
Caterpillars feed on leaves of plants in apiaceae family including water dropwort javanica and parsleys.
Body is similar to swallowtail but can be distinguished by the wing color, which more strong yellow as the Japanese name Ki-ageha literally meaning yellow swallowtail states.
And at the base of wings are black without any patterns.
Male holds territory at high elevations, and is often seen around mountain peak.

●Wingspan  about 70 to 90 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about September
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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