Species: Acherontia atropos female
Common Name: Death’s Head Moth
Native Origin: Africa
Frame Color: black
Frame size: 6 1/2″ x 8″
Wood Frame: Finest Handmade Museum Quality Sealed Shadowbox Display.
Glass: 99% UV Blocking Museum Grade Conservation Glass to Prevent Insect Fading.
Background: Insect Name & Origin Printed on Old World Style Parchment Backing.
Materials: Archival & Acid Free materials. Picture Hanger Included.
Description: Hard to get Acherontia atropos African death head moth. This is the infamous Death’s Head Moth from the Silence of The Lambs. They have a very creepy clear skull and face pattern that makes it the subject of many superstitions. This African moth is associated with the supernatural and evil. In African folklore it is thought that if it fly’s into your home bad luck and death will follow. There are 3 species of so called Death’s head moths they are Acherontia styx, Acherontia atrops and Acherontia lachesis.