Framed Leilus Moth

£20.00

Urania leilus

A real leilus moth set and mounted in a 5×5 inch wooden frame, approximately 1 inch deep. 

With its striking and contrasting black and green colours, the leilus is a day-flying moth of the Uraniidae family. The species is found in tropical areas of  South America, particularly east of the Andes, including eastern Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil. Our framed leilus moth specimens come from Peru.

Postage and packaging is £4.99.

Read more in the description below.

Description

The urania leilus is also known as the green-banded urania. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus – a Swedish botanist and zoologist. He described the species in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

Commonly found in South American rainforests, this species of moth prefers habitats consisting of riverbanks. These moths can be found at elevations between sea level and ~800 m (2,600 ft). The species is easy to confuse with the similar fulgens moth, which is found west of the Andes in South America. The leilus, however, is slightly larger with more white to its tail.

The wingspan of the leilus moth is approximately 70mm.

Our framed leilus moth specimens have been sourced responsibly. Find out more about where we source our butterflies and moths from.

Additional information

Dimensions 5 × 5 in
Country of origin

Peru

How to display

This frame comes with a single brass hanging hook which can be screwed into the rear of the frame, allowing you to hang it on a wall.

Alternatively, the frame is deep enough to stand freely by itself on a shelf.

Where to display

To preserve the colours of your specimen, it's best not to display your frame in direct sunlight. You should also avoid areas of high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens.

About our frames

All of our frames are handmade and feature mitred joints. The hardwood we use is of a very dark brown colour, with visible woodgrain.

All of our frames use real glass.

Postage and packaging

All frames are bubble wrapped before posting. As an independent, family-run business, we try to re-use as much packaging as possible to limit our impact on the environment. Postage and packaging is charged at £4.99 per order.

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