Framed Butterfly Duo - Chrysiridia riphaeria viso verso

REAL and beautiful butterfly specimens carefully mounted to be studied and admired.
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Also known as the Sunset moth, rainbow metallic colours feature on both sides of this beautiful day flying moth.

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.

These beautiful specimens have been lovingly mounted in the most pleasing arrangement. They are REAL insects, completely natural, and are not altered or enhanced in any way.

Perfect for curious kids, collectors, or classroom units on bugs and insects. 

Age: 5+

What You Get

Chrysiridia riphaeria viso and verso. The frame is black and measures 15.5 x 28.5 x D3cm. Two real moths are mounted behind the glass and are labelled.

More About The Specimens

These insects and arachnids are REAL and natural! They are not altered, enhanced or otherwise modified from their natural colour. Many of the framed insects are ranched/farmed specifically for the purpose, and there are no species that are regarded as rare or endangered on CITES.

Your purchase actually aids environmental conservation rather than detracting from it by encouraging the indigenous caretakers to maintain host plant areas.

The frames are not made from real wood. Ethical concerns over deforestation in many third world countries has led to the use of timber substitute framing. All frames have glass fronts with a hook ready to hang. The use of recycled cardboard in the carry boxes also makes this product the complete eco-friendly gift.

Care Of Framed Insects

All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared however Museum mites may occur. Mites can be detected by the presence of black dust underneath the bug. If this occurs immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for 72 hours. This will kill all mites. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and humid areas.


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Length (cm) 30
Width (cm) 19
Height (cm) 5
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