Acherontia styx
Death's Head Moth Silence of the Lambs in Box Frame

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An amazing Death's Head 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 Death's Head 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

Sex: Male.

Distribution: Acherontia styx can be found in most regions of Europe.

Prepared: By our very own entomologists.

Frame: Wooden box frame with glass window and hanging clips - 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.


This would be a beautiful addition to your home or office.

Approx Wingspan (cm): 10
Gender: Male
Frame Size (Inches): 6 x 6
Specimen Colour: Black
Distribution: Europe
All our frames are made to order, this handmade process means your order will take several days for us to prepare. Our current production time is around 3 to 5 working days but larger specimens can take a few days longer due to the time it takes the specimen to dry. If you are ordering for presents, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings, please order well in advance.

All of our frames are carefully wrapped and boxed before shipping out once they are ready. Items that we advise are in stock still need to be prepared and made for you.

If you are in a rush, frames can be shipped on a quicker delivery service once they are ready. We can ship on an overnight service for example but you will need to email us, so we can advise when your order will be ready.

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