Chrysiridia riphearia verso


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SPECIES  Chrysiridia riphearia

ORIGIN   Madagascar

FRAME   14.5x14.5xD5cm Made from recycled products.

DESCRIPTION Rainbow metallic colours on this beautiful day flying moth. Also known as the Sunset moth for obvious reasons. The colours on the Madagascan sunset moth's wings are produced by the conjunction of two optical phenomena namely optical interference and inter scale reflection.It is endemic to the Island of Madagascar where large migrations are seen in certain months. The bright metallic colours are a warning to predators of their toxicity.

This framed moth is one of our best sellers and features in many of our frames

Shown verso side. This moth also has stunning colours on its viso side see code BACR. For a frame showing both viso and verso see code BECR2 .

See also BBCRV

butterflies on postage stamps : SAO TOME AND PRINIPE - CIRCA 1992: a stamp printed in Sao Tome and Principe shows Madagascan Sunset Moth, Chrysiridia Rhipheus, Butterfly, circa 1992 Editorial