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Comet or Madagascar Moon Moth – Signed Fine Art Print


Information about the Comet Moth:

The Comet Moth is an African moth, native to the rain forests of Madagascar. The male has a wingspan of 7.75 inches (20 cm) and a tail span of 6 inches (15 cm) This makes it one of largest silk moths in the world. The female lays from 120-170 eggs, and after hatching the larvae feed on Eugenia and Weinmannia leaves for approximately two months before pupating. The cocoon has numerous holes to keep the pupa from drowning in the daily rains of its natural habitat. The adult moth cannot feed and only lives for 4 to 5 days. Although endangered in the wild due to habitat loss, the Comet moth is being successfully bred in captivity. The poster is printed on matte, museum-quality paper with Giclée printing quality: • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²) • Opacity: 94% Buy a Digital Download