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 Moth is perhaps best known by its appearance in the popular book and later movie, Silence of the Lambs.