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Death's Head Hawk Moth (Bee Robber)

Acherontia lachesis lachesis

Description:

Wingspan 130 mm

Habitat:

Garden

Notes:

A large nocturnal moth with a love of honey; they mimic the scent of honey bees enableing them to enter a hive unharmed to get honey. They pierce the wax cells with thier strong tongue and suck out the honey.

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29 Comments (1–25)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Belated Congrats Lenny!

VitoSarancha
VitoSarancha 6 years ago

wonderful!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Congrats Lenny! Amazing & beautiful moth & great photos :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great SOTD Lenny!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Fantastic ! Congratulations - well deserved, Mr Worthington .

Congratulations Lenny on this SOTD!

Beautiful capture LennyWorthington,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

What a fun moth :) Congrats Lenny.

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Congratulations. Amazing moth.

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 6 years ago

Congratulations Lenny!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Fantastic spot!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 6 years ago

Graet SOTD!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Very interesting behavior. Yet, to me the behavior have to be more complex, since each hive has its own scent, and hive bees attack bees of other nest trying to enter.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Congratulations Lenny, wonderful picture.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations, Lenny

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 6 years ago

Sooo nice

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Congratulations Lenny!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Great spotting Lenny... Congrats!!!

Congratulations on the SOTD, LennyWorthington, fantastic Moth!!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Great spotting, great shot!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations.

Congratulations Lenny! Good spotting!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Hey congrats Lenny. A spooky SOTD. :-)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

Congratulations Lenny!

LennyWorthington
Spotted by
LennyWorthington

จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand

Lat: 15.80, Long: 102.03

Spotted on Feb 6, 2014
Submitted on Feb 6, 2014

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