Acherontia atropos


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Synonyms for Acherontia atropos

European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull

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Op pad gewaar sy drie motspesies van die familie Sphingidae: die oleanderbymot (Deilephila nerii), die patat-bymot (Agrius convolvuli) en die doodshoofmot (Acherontia atropos).
Daarna wys Miss Mouffet aan Seth die doodshoofinot ("Death's-head Hawkmoth" ofte wel Sphinx acherontia atropos met die skedelteken op sy toraks (sien Bylaag A; laaste figuur regs onder).
Thus there is an unconfirmed record of the Death's Head Hawkmoth, Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758) from Abu Dhabi and another of the Coffee Clearwing Hawkmoth, Cephonodes hylas virescens (Wallengren, 1865), from the Hajar Mountains of the Northern Emirates.
Death's head hawk moth is also called Acherontia atropos.