Sunset Moth in Frame (Urania ripheus)

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The Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) is a day-flying moth of the family Uraniidae. It is considered one of the most impressive and appealing-looking lepidopterans.

Famous worldwide, it is featured in most coffee table books on Lepidoptera and is much sought after by collectors. It is very colourful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment; rather the colours originate from optical interference.

Adults have a wingspan of 7-9 cm (2.8-3.5 in).

Species: Urania ripheus
Origin: Madagascar
Frame: 6” x 6” with Glass

In stock (can be backordered)

SKU: FM02.
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I have been collecting and producing taxidermy for over 10 years and ensure all product are museum standard. I personally preserve, spread and mount all insect displays in my studio here in London. I use high quality frames handmade in the UK.

Each specimen may slightly vary from the photos as nature is unique. The specimen I work with are not rare or endangered and come either insect farming programs (often run by governments or conservation groups), breeders and sustainable sources. For more information, please see our ethics page.

Additional information

Weight 0.499 kg
Dimensions 18.5 × 18.5 × 3.5 cm

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