Real Sunset Moth Wing Earrings, Real Wing Earrings, Rainbow Moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus, Entomology, Wing Encased in Resin, Butterfly Wing
The wings used are either sourced from the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory or under government permission in their native countries. They are all managed by the wildlife authorities of those countries, to encourage ecologically healthy practices to ensure growing populations of threatened and non-threatened species.
Forged By Nature is committed to wildlife education and preservation therefore a portion of each sale goes to Wildlife Preservation Canada.
These real moth wing earrings feature sunset moth wings that have stunning shimmery colors. They have been encased in resin to create these beautiful earrings. Pendant measure approximately 2" long.
Please note that because the moth wing did once belong to a living moth, there may be slight markings or small tears. These should not be considered flaws as they are natural and proof that the wing once belonged to a flying moth. In saying that, I do carefully select the wings I use and make sure they are aesthetically pleasing.
I encase each wing in resin, because I do this by hand small bubbles can sometimes occur. Rather than looking at this as a fault, consider it part of the handmade charm.
Chrysiridia rhipheus or the Sunset Moth is a day-flying moth of the family Uraniidae. It is considered one of the most impressive and appealing-looking lepidopterans. Famous worldwide, it is featured in most coffee table books on Lepidoptera and is much sought after by collectors. It is very colourful, though the iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment; rather the colours originate from optical interference. Adults have a wingspan of 7–9 cm. -Wikipedia