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Death's Head Hawk Moth (Bee Robber)

Acherontia lachesis lachesis


Wingspan 130 mm




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 6 years ago

Belated Congrats Lenny!

VitoSarancha 6 years ago


LeanneGardner 6 years ago

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

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 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

What a fun moth :) Congrats Lenny.

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 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 6 years ago

Congratulations Lenny, wonderful picture.

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 6 years ago

Great spotting Lenny... Congrats!!!

Congratulations on the SOTD, LennyWorthington, fantastic Moth!!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Great spotting, great shot!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago


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!

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จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand

Lat: 15.80, Long: 102.03

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

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