Argema mittrei


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SPECIES  Argema mittrei. Male

ORIGIN   Madagascar

FRAME    25.5x28.5xD5cm cm Made from recycled products. Available in black or white frame

DESCRIPTION  AKA Madagascan Moon Moth or Comet 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.

Stocked infrequently. A must for collectors. These specimens are farmed.

Set in white matt.

butterflies on postage stamps : MADAGASCAR - CIRCA 1992  A stamp printed in Madagascas dedicated to butterfly shows argema mittrei, circa 1992