Definition of Death's-head moth
1. Noun. European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull.
Generic synonyms: Hawk Moth, Hawkmoth, Hummingbird Moth, Sphingid, Sphinx Moth
Group relationships: Acherontia, Genus Acherontia
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Literary usage of Death's-head moth
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1. Chambers's Information for the People by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1875)
"Their colour is duller than the butterflies, and when flying, they make a humming noise. The Death:s-head Moth (Acher- ..."
2. The Student, and Intellectual Observer (1869)
"... 320 D?ad-leaf butterfly of India, 88 Deaf and dumb persons, communicating with, 472 Death-s-head moth, 86 Decomposition of metallic salts, 4-17 Deduit, ..."