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Chrysiridia rhipheus

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  • Naturalized collection
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (René Limoges)

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Description

Chrysiridia rhipheus, dorsal view, Madagascar

We live everywhere

This species can also be found at number 6 of this display (country of origin : Madagascar).

Under the theme We live everywhere/Endemism, this species can be found in the Exclusive treasures section, specimen number 20 (country of origin: Madagascar).

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The iridescent Madagascar sunset moth is considered one of the world’s most beautiful moths. It lives exclusively in Madagascar, where it is very common at certain times of the year. This moth’s front is as beautiful as its back. The delicate appendages on its back wings look like lace. In the past, its wings were used to make jewelry.

Theme

A time for everyone

Sub-theme

Daytime

Section

Butterflies or moths?

Specimen number

5

Country of origin

Madagascar
Scientific name
Chrysiridia rhipheus
Class
Insects
Order
Lepidoptera
Family
Uraniidae

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