Acherontia


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Noun1.Acherontia - death's-head mothAcherontia - death's-head moth      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Acherontia atropos, death's-head moth - European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
References in classic literature ?
Van Helsing nodded to him as he whispered to me unconsciously, "The Acherontia Atropos of the Sphinges, what you call the `Death's-head Moth'?
Daarna wys Miss Mouffet aan Seth die doodshoofinot ("Death's-head Hawkmoth" ofte wel Sphinx acherontia atropos met die skedelteken op sy toraks (sien Bylaag A; laaste figuur regs onder).
Boileau's Le Lutrin (1674, 1683) (V, 39-50), the cave of Acherontia in Fenelon's Telemaque (1699), beginning of book XIV, and the cave of Spleen in Pope's The Rape of the Lock (1714) (IV, 13-24).