Silence of the Lambs (moth)
Roger C. KENDRICK
kendrick at hkusua.hku.hk
Fri Jul 31 08:09:06 EDT 1998
sebrez at webtv.net wrote:
> Anyone know where the death head moth from the movie comes from and is
> it for real?
It's for real.
There are three species of death's head hawk moths, one (Acherontia
atropos) is primarily an African species, the other two (Acherontia
lachesis and Acherontia styx) are Asiatic.
Check out the Acherontia section of Tony Pittaway's Hawkmoths of the
Western Palaearctic for details. The URL is
Roger C. KENDRICK B.Sc.(Hons.)
PhD student & Demonstrator, Dept of Ecology & Biodiversity
The University of Hong Kong
mailto:kendrick at hkusua.hku.hk
http://web.hku.hk/~kendrick/hkmoth.htm « Hong Kong Moths »
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/1085/ « H.K. Lepidoptera
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