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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
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I was surprised by the death's-head hawkmoth. It makes a noise which is quite creepy and has this skull-like pattern on its thorax.
New arrivals include the Death's-head Hawkmoth, made famous in The Silence of the Lambs, and the stunning Crimson Speckled moth.
Perhaps the most exciting news for moth-lovers in the report is the detail that death's-head hawkmoth bred in at least two sites in the region, at Eskrigge and Hornby - would that this most enigmatic of insects becomes a regular visitor!