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Madagascan Sunset Moths mounted under large glass dome - Urania ripheus - 40×23×23 cm

Lot reference 29857540
Madagascan Sunset Moths mounted under large glass dome - Urania ripheus - 40×23×23 cm

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2018 - Madagascar - non-CITES species

Specimen: Madagascan Sunset Moths
Object: mounted under large glass dome
Scientific Name: Urania ripheus
Origin: Madagascar
CITES relevancy: non-CITES species
Condition: Repaired
Year: 2018
Dimensions: 40×23×23 cm
Weight: 2.2 kg

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.
Width: 23cm

Notice:
The butterflies are not wild-caught but farmed to create this piece.

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    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%
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    Colis bien arrivé. Très bien protégé, s’agissant d’un bien très fragile. Le dôme est tel que sur les photos et magnifique.
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    user-3757b89 September 15, 2019

  • Conforme à la photo. Livraison rapide et globe très bien emballé..je recommande..

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    Judulus June 20, 2019

  • The package arrived on time, in perfect condition.
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    I am 100% satisfied and can only recomend this seller in the very best way.

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    Perfect ingepakt en netjes op de hoogte gehouden van het verzendproces. Het item was 100% zo mooi als op de foto afgebeeld.
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    hvanvelzen April 23, 2019

  • Snel verstuurd met de nodige uitleg. De glazen stolp was breekbaar maar heel goed ingepakt!! Topdeal!

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    Even more beautiful than in the pictures.
    Great communication, fast shipping and extremely well packaged.
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    Zeer snelle en correcte levering. Absolute aanrader!
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  • Very fast shipment and top packing thank you

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    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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    user-f957c70 November 29, 2018

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