Moth in the NOVEL version of "Silence of the Lambs"?

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Tue Feb 10 19:21:26 EST 2009

Hi, folks. While everyone in the world seems to know that the movie 
version of this novel referred to the Death's-Head Sphinx Moth, I 
have now heard two different versions regarding what was in the 
original novel; one person has told me it was the Death's-Head moth, 
as in the movie, but another has said that in the original novel it 
was the Black Witch moth. Does anyone here actually have a copy of 
this 1988 novel - preferrably an edition which definitively pre-dates 
the 1991 movie - and can check which of these is *actually* the case?


Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
   "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82


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