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

James Adams jadams at
Wed Feb 11 12:23:31 EST 2009


         Not that this has anything to do with clarifying the Death's Head 
Moth versus Black Witch question, but IN the actual movie, when the moths 
were flying around, they were neither Death's Head Moths or Black 
Witches.  The moths in the movie were Tomato/Tobacco Hornworm moths (genus 
Manduca).  A lot easier and cheaper access for the moviemakers than either 
the Death's Head (native to tropic and warm temperate regions of the 
eastern hemisphere) or Black Witches (native to the tropical regions of the 
western hemisphere).


James K. Adams
School of Natural Science and Math
Dalton State College  (706) 272-4427; Fax: (706) 272-2533
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