Studio Sixty Six
Paonias myops

Paonias myops

Details

Photograph

Pigment ink print on matte archival quality paper

 

Options: 

1 - Unmounted - Print 10" x 15" landscape on 13" x 19" sheet, $200.00

Framed: 

2 - Medium - Print 44" x 32”, Framed 45" x 33”,  Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” birch frame, $1,500.00

3 - Large - Print 62" x 44”, Framed 63" x 45”,  Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” birch frame, $3,000.00

 

Artist's Insight:

Common name: Small-eyed Sphinx, Latin Species name: Paonias myops

Collected in Ottawa, Ontario on July 12, 2004

The Small-Eyed Sphinx (Paonias myops) is a member of the fast-flying sphinx moth (or hawk moth) family. There are an estimated 1,450 species of sphinx moth worldwide. 

The Small-Eyed Sphinx is just one of several sphinx species with large eyespots on the hind wing which are hidden from sight when the moth is resting. When disturbed by a predator (typically, a bird), the moth flashes these bold and colourful markings to startling effect, giving the moth a brief moment to elude being eaten.

This moth has a wingspread of 59 mm.

$200