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Yes this really is a moth actually, a day flying moth. the vibrant colors reflect light to create a rainbow. This has been one of our best selling pieces for over 16 years!

You'll never have to worry about your butterfly or moth fading. All of our displays are made with a 99% UV Blocking glass a unique and uncommon quality found in our displays.

* A1 Museum Conservation Quality Archival Real Framed Butterflies & Insect Displays
* All Made With 99% UV Blocking Conservation glass and Archival/Acid Free materials
* Offering All Class of Insects
* Properly Prepared
* Spread to Museum Standards
* 100% HAND MADE
* Double Sealed for added protection


The native Malagasy people in Madagascar call the sunset moth Lolonandriana, from lolo for spirit and andriana for noble or king meaning noble spirit or king spirit. Unlike many other moths the colour of the wings does not come from pigments. The color comes from light reflected by the microstructure of the ribbon like scales covering the moth's wings.

This beautiful day flying is often mistaken as a butterfly even when it was first discovered by Dru Drury, who described it in 1773 and placed it in the butterfly genus Papilio. Unlike most moths the sunset moth is day flying moth. The bright green red and golden color is a warning to predators that it is poisonus.

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Species: Chrysiridia Madagascarensis
Native Origin: Madagascar
Frame Size: 6.5" wide x 8" tall
Background: Insect Name & Origin Printed on Old World Parchment Paper.
Material: Handmade Wood Frame With Glass Face and picture hanger included.

ABOUT THE BUTTERFLIES AND INSECTS WE USE:
All of the real Butterflies and insects used in our framed shadowbox butterfly art have been raised on natural cruelty free tropical farms around the world. These educational farms, aviaries and co-ops provide a real source of income for native people who would otherwise have to sell trees off of their land or raise cattle which are both ecologically disastrous. Tropical insects are important members of these fragile ecosystems. If their natural habitats are allowed to disappear, then they to will vanish forever. Everything possible must be done to preserve them.

Proudly hand making the highest museum quality framed insects one at a time since 1992.
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Best Seller 18 Years Madagascar Sunset Moth Pair 1072

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: real moth, chrysiridia madagascarensis, real insect, old world parchment, wood, glass, painted shadowbox frame
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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