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beautiful butterfly Vibrant bright blue and orange #butterfly #wings

Madagascan Emperor Moth Latin: Antherina suraka Family: Atlas moth family Origin: Madagascar

Day 11: I kinda forgot how pretty purple is... but I chose this because I love purple butterflies. I think when butterflies are purple they are the prettiest they can be.

Madagascan Sunset Moth is prized for its jewel-like iridescence which is due to optical interference resulting from the alternating layers of air and chitin. You can demonstrate this by placing a drop of oil on a butterfly wing. Oil, which has a refractive index similar to chitin, replaces the air, and the wing turns dark. #Madagascan_Sunset_Moth