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Moth Wing Necklace - Urania ripheus - Top Wing

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  • Moth Necklace - Urania ripheus - Top Wing

Moth Wing Necklace - Urania ripheus - Top Wing

Scientific Name:
Urania ripheus
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Sunset Moth - Urania ripheus


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 colorful 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.


This moth rivals most butterflies in brilliance and form, and is frequently sought after by collectors. This pendant features a genuine Sunset Moth wing. The bezel is cast from genuine sterling silver, and the wing is encased between two panes of glass so that the coloration and patterning on both sides of the wing can be viewed.

SKU:                                       AC-NL0015
Dimensions:                      0.75"W x 1"H x 0.25"D
Scientific Name:             Urania ripheus
Origin:                                  Madagascar
Shipping Restrictions: International wildlife export fees apply

Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US will be charged an additional $168.00 for US Fish & Wildlife Services processing fees. Please allow up to 60 days for your order to be processed. Read our full international wildlife shipping policy here.

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