Definition of Genus Acherontia
1. Noun. Death's-head moth.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphingidae, Sphingidae
Member holonyms: Acherontia Atropos, Death's-head Moth
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acherontia
Literary usage of Genus Acherontia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1877)
"... catalogue of 1865 ; the genus Acherontia, not represented in America and left out of consideration by ourselves, is made into a separate sub-family ..."
2. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1856)
"S. Convolvuli, Linn.—Oxton Hill, Liscard, Hale, and New Brighton, over petunias and hollyhocks. Dusk. Genus ACHERONTIA. Och. 4. ..."
3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"... the other sphinxes, and it is probable that it was on this peculiarity that the genus Acherontia was formed with tliis species, and are analogous to it, ..."
4. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... belonging to the sub- genus Acherontia), remarkable for the skull-like patch on the back of the thorax, and for the squeaking kind of noise it emits ..."