Title: Dart Moth Urn/ covered jar
Descriptive info: Midrange porcelain, wheel thrown, carved, painted with underglaze, fired in a soda kiln and then china painted. Information about species listed below.
Size:6 x 6 x 9.5
Shipping cost: $45.00
Proceeds from the sale of this object benefit the artist, Artaxis, and a land trust in the states where the species live. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to ship this object out of the US, or if you have any questions.
3. DART MOTH
The fawn brown dart moth’s hindwings are white with light brown patterning stretching across. On the forewings are dark brown oval patterns and the colorization of the entire wings is light brown. Females are usually darker than males, and the male genitalia is distinct, meaning that the left saccular extension is 0.9 times shorter than the right saccular extension. The moth can be found in the dry grasslands, woodlands, and dunes of the northern United States. Like most moths, the dart moth lives one year and overwinters as larvae. When spring comes, the larvae has grown into a mature caterpillar and it with then form the pupa stage, out of which it emerges as an adult moth.The fawn brown dart moth is listed as special concern in the state of Connecticut due to fire suppression, loss of habitat to human development, and pesticide use.
What we can do is support periodic natural fires which are needed to maintain a healthy regrowth of trees and habitat for a variety of species, but within the last few decades, consistent fire suppression has reduced the fires role on the environment. By recreating periodic natural fires during dry conditions in pre-designated regions, we can work to mitigate the consequences from our role in suppressing fires. This mitigation will help re-establish the role of natural fires and redevelop environments suitable for a variety of plants, trees, insects, ungulates and many other species. Supporting local land trust is also very important to support this species. Significant artificial lights are challenging for moths. In addition, in 2001 a movement called ‘Dark Sky Communities’ started. A Dark Sky Community is a town, city, municipality or other legally organized community that has shown exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies. Dark Sky Communities excel in their efforts to promote responsible lighting and dark sky stewardship, and set good examples for surrounding communities.