Unlike most moths which are nocturnal, this one can be found enjoying the bright warmth of the tropical South Asian day. The moths bright colors are a warning to predators. It gets its toxicity from its nectar and food plant, Lotus corniculatus, which provides glucosides that the moth uses to create hydrogen cyanide, a toxic poison to some animals. Also available displays the front and back of the moth.
Framed ETERUSIA REPLETE Details:
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass and acid & lignin free mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Antique style museum label with natural history story about the specimen.
• Gift box
• Handmade in Sonoma County California
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