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'In any land what is there more glorious than sunlight! Even here in the desert where it falls fierce and hot like a rain of meteors, it is the one supreme beauty to which all things pay allegiance ... The chief glory of the desert is its broad blaze of omnipresent light.'
-John Van Dyke

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Moths of Arizona


Just before the Holidays I produced another photo collage of Arizona Insects, bringing the number of available posters to four.

 
This time I chose another huge group - Moths.  We have thousands of species here in Arizona. They are so attractive that collectors come from all over the world. I see is no ethical problem with collecting. Insects, like many other animals, may be declining in numbers, but not through collection, but through the loss of habitat climate change.  Collectors can actually help us to know more about insects and thus are invaluable to conservation efforts. We can only effectively protect what we understand.

Template and corresponding species key come with the poster
My moth poster is supposed to raise awareness on a very basic level: I selected large, colorful species to show that moths are just as beautiful as butterflies, a group that so far has a much greater appeal to the general public. So I left out the rare ones and the micro moths (which are so intricately pretty that they deserve a poster of their own) and went for bold patterned Northern flags, huge Black Witches and soft, slow-flapping Silk moths.  It worked, the poster was a hit from the release.

The size is again 18 in by 24 inches, on semi gloss heavy paper.  They are high quality: printed on my own 12 color Giclee printer.  The result is pretty spectacular. Each poster costs $25 plus $8 for shipping in the continental US (6.1% tax, AZ only). The other 3 can also still be ordered.
For a limited time, all 4 together will be discounted to $90 plus $10 for shipping and 6.1% tax in Arizona 

To achieve a more elegant, less poster-like look, the prints are also available without the text.

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