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Death's Head Hawkmoth

Acherontia styx


length almost 8 cm


found in the garden, near vegetables field


found in 1 tree with another species

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Death's Head Hawk Moth
Acherontia styx

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IreneMys 9 years ago

thank you, Lenny.
Jason, have you read about this moth? cool!! especially about the hummingbird type

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Cool!! I never saw this creature before in Bandung..

LennyWorthington 9 years ago

Nice find Irene
The death’s head hawk moth is a large sphingid moth. The adult bears a prominent picture of a skull on the thorax. This is a warning pattern to its enemies.

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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 6, 2013
Submitted on Feb 11, 2013

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