Sunset Moth

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    Field Museum Insect of the Week 10-13-11

    James says:
    "We imagine moths to be dull browns and grays, flying around lights at night with thick bodies and feathery antennae. But not with this sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus. This day-flying moth is found in Madagascar and is one of the most stunning insects on the planet. Not bad for a moth!"

    © The Field Museum, Photographer James H. Boone, Zoology - Division of Insects
    Left: top side (dorsal); Right: under side (ventral)

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