2018 - Madagascar - non-CITES species
|Specimen:||Madagascan Sunset Moths|
|Object:||mounted under large glass dome|
|Scientific Name:||Urania ripheus|
|CITES relevancy:||non-CITES species|
Stunning dome filled with 6 tropical Urania ripheus butterflies/moths.
Urania ripheus, also known as the Sunset Moth, is a moth widely considered to be one of the most visually striking lepidopteran (butterfly/moth) species in existence. As members of this species flap their wings, the hues and patterns that the human eye perceives shift, to a bit of a kaleidoscopic effect.
Interestingly enough however, much of the color that the human eye perceives off the species’ wings is a result of optical interference; the wings do not actually possess pigment. As such, the wings don’t seem as colourful in subdued light. Being diurnal and so visually striking when irradiated, it has been (and still is frequently) confused for a species of butterfly. It is endemic to Madagascar and can be found throughout most of the year in most parts of the island, with peak populations between March and August.
Dimensions Glass Dome:
Height: 40 cm.
The butterflies are not wild-caught but farmed to create this piece.
Is shipped with extreme care and sent by registered post
Catawiki member since May 27, 2015, received 343 reviews in total (20 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (20 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Glazen stolp met 3 vlinders heel snel en in perfecte conditie ontvangen. Prachtig mooi. Ook nog goedkoop gescoord. Erg blij mee. Leuk contact ook met zeer betrouwbare en goede verkoper. 100%
Conforme à la photo. Livraison rapide et globe très bien emballé..je recommande..
The package arrived on time, in perfect condition.
Very well packed.
I am 100% satisfied and can only recomend this seller in the very best way.
Snel verstuurd met de nodige uitleg. De glazen stolp was breekbaar maar heel goed ingepakt!! Topdeal!
Very fast shipment and top packing thank you
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Het pakket is met de grootst mogelijke zorgvuldigheid ingepakt en tegen beschadiging gedurende het vervoer beschermd. Het is binnen de vastgestelde termijn verzonden. Dank daarvoor
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|Rest of Europe||$32.85|
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