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An amazing Deaths Head Hawk Moth in a handmade wooden frame mounted on high-quality acid-free conservation board. The latin and common names are printed underneath the specimen.
The Deaths Head Hawk Moth or Acherontia Styx belongs to the Acherontia family of moths. The skull-like pattern and its fanciful associations with the supernatural and evil have fostered superstitious fears of the species. The species name Atropos is from Greek myth and related to death. This moth is the exact species shown in the silence of the lambs
Its wingspan reaches 10–12 centimetres (3.9–5.1 in).
Latin Name: Acherontia Styx
Quality: A1 What does this mean?
Distribution: Acherontia Styx can be found in most regions of Europe.
Prepared: By our very own entomologists.
Frame: Handmade in our workshop.
Frame Size: 6 x 6 Inch.
Please Be Aware: The specimen that you will receive may differ in size, shape or colour very slightly since you are purchasing a natural product.
Where do we source our insect specimens? All of our specimens are purchased from conservation farming projects. Please visit our ethics pages in the menu for details on the type of projects we work with.
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