The Chrysiridia rhipheus or sunset moth has a wingspan of 7-9 centimeters (2.8 - 3.5 in) and it is endemic to Madagascar. Often mistaken for a butterfly, the wings of the moth contain layers and air gaps which are narrower than the wavelength of visible light. The structure varies from one layer at the proximal end of each scale, to about six layers at the distal end. This multilayer structure strongly reflects certain wavelengths of light, which are determined by the thicknesses of the layers and the angle at which the light hits the scale. Many of which can not be seen by the naked eye.
Entomology is a branch of zoology focused on the identification of insects and has become an increasingly common hobby, with butterflies and dragonflies being the most popular. Whichever collection of bugs suites your fancy, these home décor and wall art pieces are sure to set any room of your home apart from the rest with a fascinating display of an appreciation of life and insects!
- The photo above is an example, yours may vary from size and or color
- The insect is glued in-between two panes of glass
- The frame is a black gallery style made from wood and glass
- Frame size 5.5" x 5.5" ready to hang
These are a limited quantity item. Specimen may slightly vary from image shown.