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

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An amazing Death's 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 Death's 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?

Sex: Male.

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.


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
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