Subject: Moth ID from Lahore, Pakistan
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
September 4, 2014 6:59 pm
It has been raining in Lahore for a few days and this morning I found a very large moth on the wall in my car port. Please assist in identification.
Signature: Regards, Mrs. Asad Malik
Dear Mrs. Asad Malik,
This is a Death’s Head Hawkmoth, Acherontia styx, and it gets its common name because the pattern on the thorax is often compared to the outline of a human skull.