Urania ripheus, The Sunset Moth

Urania ripheus P1
Urania ripheus S1 Urania ripheus S1
Urania ripheus S2 Urania ripheus S2
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Ambatolaoma, Madagascar
The Sunset Moth
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URANIA RIPHEUS.  This day flying moth is said to be the most magnificent of all insects in the world!  Its iridescent wings are unrivaled in the animal kingdom.  And its metallicly spectacular on both sides!!    Its colors are structural and will appear to change right before your eyes depending on the incidence of light that shines on its wings!    Did you know the caterpillars eat euphorbiaceous plants?

*Due to the severe droughts in Madagascar the price on these beauties has increased a good bit, and we are not able to obtain as many as we'd like, so get one while you can!


  CHOOSE FLAT for photography, collections and display 

  CHOOSE IN FLIGHT for variable natural poses of our choice 

 Need a Frame? Try our beautiful Acrylic Frames! Modern and simple,
*(Spreading & Mounting included in Price)

Packaged for safety in transit  



Our minimum order is $35.00 + $12.95 Shipping and Handling. Regretfully we cannot process orders below this amount.

Customer Reviews
Very Pretty! Wonderfully packaged, beautiful specimen! The moth was fully intact and the colors are brilliantly vibrant. Everything in my order was packed well and they included instructions for spreading/ mounting which was great for my first tries! Posted:
Well done Butterflies were delivered safely and as expected. Im impressed with the quality. Will definitely shop here again Posted:
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Prettiest moth ever Absolutly beautiful! Posted:
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