SPECIES Argema mimosae Male
ORIGIN South Africa
FRAME 21.5x24.5xD5cm Made from recycled products. Available in black or white frame. Set in white matt.
DESCRIPTION AKA African Moon Moth. Beautiful nocturnal long tailed moon moth from the family Saturniidae. There is a marked colour and size difference between the slim tailed male which is a deep golden colour with brown eye spot markings, whilst the adult female is a paler golden colour with wings wider but not as long as the male. This is known as sexual dimorphism. Similar to Argema mittrei but smaller. Their long tails resemble sticks - used as a form of camouflage.
Stocked infrequently. A must for collectors. These specimens are farmed.