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Madagascan Sunset Moths mounted under glass dome - Urania ripheus - 31×23×23 cm

Lot reference 31014629
Madagascan Sunset Moths mounted under glass dome - Urania ripheus - 31×23×23 cm

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2018 - Madagascar - non-CITES species

Specimen: Madagascan Sunset Moths
Object: mounted under glass dome
Scientific Name: Urania ripheus
Origin: Madagascar
CITES relevancy: non-CITES species
Condition: Repaired
Year: 2018
Dimensions: 31×23×23 cm
Weight: 1.8 kg

Glass Dome with 4 Urania ripheus Butterflies/Moths.

Stunning dome filled with the tropical Urania ripheus butterflies.

Urania ripheus, also known as the Sunset Moth, is a moth widely considered to be one of the most visually striking lepidopteran (butterfly/moth) species in existence. As members of this species flap their wings, the hues and patterns that the human eye perceives shift, to a bit of a kaleidoscopic effect.

Interestingly enough however, much of the color that the human eye perceives off the species’ wings is a result of optical interference; the wings do not actually possess pigment. As such, the wings don’t seem as colourful in subdued light. Being diurnal and so visually striking when irradiated, it has been (and still is frequently) confused for a species of butterfly. It is endemic to Madagascar and can be found throughout most of the year in most parts of the island, with peak populations between March and August.

DIMENSIONS:
Height: 31 cm
Width: 23 cm.

Notice:
The butterflies are not wild-caught but farmed to create this piece.

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