Death’s Head Hawkmoth from Italy
Location: Rome (Italy)
September 8, 2010 10:43 am
I sent you an email a couple of days ago, but in the meantime I think I identified my moth.
It should be a Death’s Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos), but it seems to have issues with its wings.
Thank you anyway, I hope you like the pictures (I am sending more).
We are very happy you resent your images. We did not see your original email but we would definitely have responded and posted your photos. You are correct in you identification of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth. It is newly metamorphosed and its wings have still not expanded, though on rare occasions the wings never expand and the moth is then incapable of flight.