Chrysiridia riphearia

Zhao Li

Insect Museum of West China

Insect Museum of West China
Chengdu, China

Chrysiridia riphearia, also known as the Madagascan sunset moth. The tiny scales on its wings not only form beautiful patterns, but also can scatter light from different directions to form beautiful iridescence, just like the sun shining, which is colorful and very lovable. It is therefore considered to be the most beautiful moth in the world. Native to the island of Madagascar in Africa, its gorgeous color warns the predators about its toxicity.


  • Title: Chrysiridia riphearia
  • Creator: Zhao Li
  • Location: Madagascar

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