The Royal moth (Sphingicampa blanchardi-SGCN) is a unique 3 x 3 x 1.625 , Acrylic painting on acid-free, archival panel and can be hung with or without a frame, or displayed upon a shelf.
ABOUT Sphingicampa blanchardi
The featured moth is a female. Generally, these moths live in Ebony Woodlands Ebenopsis ebano (Fabaceae) since it is said that this is the natural host plant, however larvae will consume a variety of other legumes.
The reasons for decline are agricultural conversion of habitat, small size of remaining habitat fragments, pesticide drift from adjacent agricultural land, proposal to prevent illegal crossings into lower Rio Grande Valley by building systems of powerful lights and accordion wire along river through natural habitats.
According to TPWD this species is Critically Imperiled because of extreme rarity (often 5 or fewer occurrences) or because of some factor(s) such as very steep declines making it especially vulnerable to extirpation from the state/province.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
5% of the sale of THESE WORKS will be donated to TPWD Nongame Fund
You can help by writing your U.S. House Representative to urge them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.3742 and planting native flowers!
For More information on RAWA check out:
- Color may vary slightly from what is seen on a computer monitor.
- Artist retains rights to image.
- Created 2019
- Panel is warp resistant, kiln dried New Zealand Pine cradles.
- Hanging assembly NOT included.
- Painting has been been treated with a permanent varnish to protect surfaces from UV damage.