Actias selene

Indian Moon Moth in Box Frame

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A beautiful Indian Moon Moth in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The Latin and common names are printed underneath the specimen.

The Indian Moon Moth, also known as the Actias selene, is a species of moth that is native to South and Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, which includes some of the largest and most striking moths in the world.

These moths are known for their large size, with a wingspan that can reach up to 7 inches. They are named for their distinctive markings, which include white and yellow bands on the wings and a crescent-shaped mark on the hind wings that resembles a moon. The adult moths are short-lived, with a lifespan of only around 10 days. During this time, they do not eat or drink, as they do not have functional mouthparts. Instead, they rely on the energy stored in their bodies from the larval stage to fuel their activities.

The male Indian Moon Moths are known for their bright pink colouration on the tips of their hind wings, which is not present in the females. This colouration is thought to be used to attract females for mating.

Latin Name: Actias selene

Quality: A1

Gender: Male.

Distribution: Actias selene can be found in India, Japan, Nepal, Ceylon, Borneo and some islands in eastern Asia

Prepared: By our very own entomologists.

Frame: Wooden box frame with glass window and hanging clips - handmade in our workshop.

Frame Size: 9 x 7 Inch.

Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.

Where do we source our insect specimens? All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.

This would be a beautiful addition to your home or office.

All our frames are made to order, this handmade process means your order will take several days for us to prepare. Our current production time is around 5 to 7 working days but larger specimens can take a few days longer due to the time it takes the specimen to dry. If you are ordering for presents, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings, please order well in advance.

All of our frames are carefully wrapped and boxed before shipping out once they are ready. Items that we advise are in stock still need to be prepared and made for you.

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