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Death's Head Hawkmoth

Acherontia styx

Description:

length almost 8 cm

Habitat:

found in the garden, near vegetables field

Notes:

found in 1 tree with another species

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Death's Head Hawk Moth
Acherontia styx


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3 Comments

IreneMys
IreneMys 7 years ago

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

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

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

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 7 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.

IreneBA
Spotted by
IreneBA

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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

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