On the inclusive moths

On the inclusive moths

Like García-Márquez, at Lulo we also love butterflies. And we also love Moths – which might be the same thing? Even though Nobel-price laurate García-Marquez in his masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude” (Cien Años de Soledad) was probably referring to the yellow butterfly Phoebis philea, commonly found in Latin America, we are talking about truly loving all butterflies and moths, which belong to the order Lepidoptera. 

In this order Lepidoptera, the butterflies are surrounded by moth groupings. So even though the clade for all butterflies – Papilonoidea- is monophyletic (shares one common ancestor), the moth clades are many, and within those groups one of them is the butterfly clade (1). One of the common characteristics shared by all butterflies is that they are diurnal, a trait that may have been acquired to escape predation by bats (1). So basically, the butterfly is a type of moth, making the moths an inclusive butterfly-friendly group. 


One of those moths captivated Lulo so much that we created the Tiger butterfly Print. We got inspired by the  Utetheisa ornatrix- A.K.A. bella moth, which is represented by its colloquial name, as it is definitely beautiful!  So come and enjoy our Tiger Butterfly Print that honors the Bella moth. 



The Lulo Project family.

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