Urania ripheus, F

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Ambatolaoma, Madagascar
Sunset Moth Female
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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! Females are even more spectacular than the male because its larger!  This is a must have for everyone and its so beautiful we highly recommend getting two, both sides are shown here in photographs, It's hard to tell which side is more beautiful! The side with more black color is the topside, and photo with more vibrant "broad" color area is the underside.

*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
Customer Review PhotoCustomer Photo Stunning moth The sunset moth was even better in person. My 7 year old son wanted this after researching different moth species. All legs were in tact and there were no tears in the wings. Shipping was faster than expected. We will definitely be ordering from the butterfly company again! Posted:
Customer Review PhotoCustomer Photo Absolutely stunning Beautiful specimen, antennas were intact. I suggest you buy 2 to show both sides. Posted:
My first spread/pinning My Urania Ripheus specimen was in near perfect condition on arrival, minus a kink in its left wing. The spreading, pinning, and mounting of this insect was a wonderful experience. My specimen has a wingspan of 9 centimeters (roughly 3.5 inches). Plan to order a male Urania Ripheus Posted:
Love these! I love my Madagascan Sunset Moths, they always arrive in pristine condition. Posted:
Customer Review PhotoCustomer Photo Urania ripheus, f A beautiful moth turned into a pendant necklace. Thanks for your consistent quality products. Posted:
Just Lovely! This incredibly beautiful specimen is large and colorful. It is mounted with immaculate perfection. It really looks like it is alive and ready to fly off. Couldn't be more pleased! Posted:
Beautiful females The females are huge and take your breath away with their beauty. Posted:
Thanks for the Butterflies - Everything is Really Beyond Perfect! The Urania and Poseidons are the most beautiful I have ever seen, as are the Papilio Blumei and others (I presently have a Riker box with a truly lovely collection of these two types, but your specimens supersede them in brilliance and beauty). Everything is really beyond perfect and the plastic boxes are a really fine way to protect them until they are in the Riker boxes, or just to show to others. I will have such a good time with them. Thank you again for fulfilling my orders and for your terrific service!! Posted: