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Death’s-head Hawkmoth
Death’s-head Hawkmoth

Death’s-head Hawkmoth

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Known as the death’s-head hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos), this moth is one of the most well known in the world. It has great significance in many cultures and is thought to be an omen of death. Originating from several superstitious beliefs and movies like Silence of the Lambs. This sinister moth can squeak and gets its name from the skull shape on its thorax.

Read more about the squeaking of the death’s-head hawkmoth on BBC Earth.

Description: 8x6" framed glass. 1 insect with wings spread in a white, matted frame.