Black Peppered Moth Fine Art Print


Black Peppered Moth Fine Art Print

The Black Peppered Moth Fine Art Print is an A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) print.

The Image

Peppered Moth Biston betularia Linnaeus, 1758

The evolution of the peppered moth over the last two hundred years has been the subject of many studies. Before the industrial revolution, the vast majority of peppered moths had light coloured wing patterns. This effectively camouflaged them against the lichens and light coloured trees where they rested.

Due to widespread pollution during the period of the Industrial Revolution in England, many of the lichens died out, and the trees which peppered moths rested on became blackened by soot. This caused a rapid reduction in the numbers of the light-coloured moths, as they were easily spotted by predators.

At the same time, the darker coloured moths, carbonaria, flourished because they could hide on the soot darkened trees.

Since then, with improved environmental standards, light-coloured peppered moths have again become common, and the dramatic change in the peppered moth’s population has remained a subject of much interest and study.

This image shows the black coloured moth.

This image was produced on Adobe Draw.


This giclée print is reproduced from Jake’s original digital drawing.

The prints are beautifully printed onto sustainable Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm Fine Art Paper. An eco friendly paper made from resource saving agave sisal fibres. The paper has a delicately defined texture.

Agave is ideally suited for digital artwork requiring paper texture. The image is printed using archival quality, Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers, inks and papers. Tests have shown the prints can last over 100 years.

Frame not included.

The Details

  • PRINTED TO ORDER:  Please allow 7 working days for our UK printer to create your print.
  • Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity stating the artist, medium and copyright date.
  • Sizes available – A5 (21 x 14.8 cm)
  • The print comes unframed.

The print is available as part of the Moths Prints Gift Box


Prints are shipped free in the UK

Any problems with your print, return it to us in original condition within 14 days for an exchange or full refund.


If you’re interested in stocking our prints please contact us here.



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