Name: Death’s-head Hawk-moth

Scientific name: Acherontia atropos

Type: Moths and Butterflies

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Hawk moths, Sphinx moths, and Hornworms

Color: Brown

Habitat: Farms,Fields

Size: 90-130 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Sphingidae family, and Lepidoptera order. Frontal wing color is brown, with yellow waves. Back wing is yellow with brown waves. Wing is about 90-130 mm long. Female lays eggs individually on lower surface of Solanales especially sesame and potato. Moreover, it attacks other plants.

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