The Death’s head moths

The Death’s head moths are easily distinguishable by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern of markings on the upper surface of the body. Common in Europe and Africa, these moths have a short proboscis and often feed on honey from beehives. They produce loud chirping or squeaking sounds by forcing air out through the proboscis. Our sympathy is with them!


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The Death's head moths

The Death’’s Head Moth is perhaps best known by its appearance in the popular book and later movie, “Silence of the Lambs”.

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