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ACHERONTIA LACHESIS LACHESIS (Fabricius, 1798)
Wingspan: 100--132mm. The moth rests with the wings folded penthouse-wise, covering the abdomen completely. When disturbed it raises the body from the surface on which it is sitting, at the same time partially opening and raising the wings, and emitting a squealing note. Mell states that this moth enters bee-hives to steal the honey, as in the case of Acherontia atropos. It comes to light freely (Bell & Scott, 1937).
GENUS Acherontia [Laspeyres], 1809