28 September, 2007

The Madagascan Sunset Moth

A moth that flies during the day time; one of the very few moths that do so. Is the Madagascan sunset moth the most beautiful insect on Earth? Most people say it is. Spectacularly and brilliantly colored. They are native to that wonder island: Madagascar; and South America. Some people, due to its appearance, mistakenly believe the colorful moth to be a butterfly. That is what it was categorized in 1773 but years later, in 1831, it was correctly classified as a moth.
More on the Sunset Moth: Wikipedia, ButterfliesTop 10 Most Beautiful Moths, Its Nature, Helium, Botanical Arts, Wings in Motion, stat.wisc.edu

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