Definition of Genus Acherontia

1. Noun. Death's-head moth.

Exact synonyms: Acherontia
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphingidae, Sphingidae
Member holonyms: Acherontia Atropos, Death's-head Moth

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acherontia

genus Abrocoma
genus Abronia
genus Abudefduf
genus Abutilon
genus Acacia
genus Acalypha
genus Acanthisitta
genus Acanthocereus
genus Acanthocybium
genus Acanthophis
genus Acanthoscelides
genus Acanthurus
genus Acanthus
genus Accipiter
genus Acer
genus Acherontia (current term)
genus Acheta
genus Achillea
genus Achimenes
genus Achoerodus
genus Achras
genus Acinonyx
genus Acinos
genus Acipenser
genus Acocanthera
genus Acokanthera
genus Aconitum
genus Acorus
genus Acridotheres
genus Acris

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 ..."

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