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 xuthus(Asian Swallowtail)
Papilio xuthus(Asian Swallowtail) Papilionidae
Main Region: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, Sado Island and Yaku Island.
Well-known butterfly and often seen in residential areas in cities as well as suburban areas because caterpillars feed on plants in rutaceae family which often planted at gardens or hedges.
This species is so-called swallowtails.
Fly to sunny trees and grasslands and feed on nectar of ericaceae, cirsium and cayratia japonica.
Color of wings is less yellowish yellow-white to white than papilio machaon.
Black lines along wing veins create complicated patterns.
Have blue and red patterns at the bottom of hind wings.
The difference between male and female is the tip of abdomen, male is sharp-shaped because of the reproductive organs and female is more round-shaped.

●Wingspan (length when fore wings are open)  about 65 to 90 mm
●Adult Flight Season  April to about October
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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