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Sunset Moth Duo Dome (SKU 419)

Sunset Moth Duo Dome (SKU 419)

Regular price $128.00 USD
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Suntet Moth / Urania ripheus

Origin: Papua

Size: 7" diam. base x 7"

The Sunset moth is a serious contestant for the title of the most beautiful insect in the moth and butterfly world. Only found in Madagascar, native Malagasy people call it adriandolo or lolonandriana, from lolo for "spirit" or "butterfly" and andriana for "noble" or "king", therefore meaning "noble butterfly", "noble spirit", "king butterfly" or "king spirit".

Unlike in many other moths, the colour of the Sunset moth wings does not come from pigments. The colour originates from coherent scattering and interference of light by the microstructure of the ribbon-like scales covering the moth's wings. These structural characteristics make this species common subjects of research in optical science.

Due to the nature of the product, color, size, and condition may vary.

You will receive a similar item.

This item is final sale, no exchange or return accepted. 

All specimen is ethnically sourced. 

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