This moth was featured in the movie SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and well known for its skill pattern on its abdomen. This is a must for any insect collector and domed with high quality materials.
Acherontia lachesis is a large (up to 13 cm wingspan) Sphingid moth found in much of the Oriental region, one of the three species of Death’s-head Hawkmoth, also known as the Bee Robber. It is nocturnal, and very fond of honey; they can mimic the scent of honey bees so that they can enter a hive unharmed to get honey. Their tongue, which is stout and very strong, enables them to pierce the wax cells and suck the honey out.
Species: Death Head Moth (Acherontia lachesis)
dome: 15.5” x 7.5” with Mat Board and Glass
In stock (can be backordered)
I have been collecting and producing taxidermy for over 10 years and ensure all product are museum standard. I personally preserve, spread and mount all insect displays in my studio here in London. I use high quality frames handmade in the UK.
Each specimen may slightly vary from the photos as nature is unique. The specimen I work with are not rare or endangered and come either insect farming programs (often run by governments or conservation groups), breeders and sustainable sources. For more information, please see our ethics page.
|Dimensions||18.5 × 18.5 × 3.5 cm|