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