Death’s Head Hawkmoth from Crete

Subject: Whats that bug?
Location: Aptera, Crete
October 2, 2015 6:04 am
Saw this at Ancient Aptera on Crete a few weeks ago. It was just sitting on the rocks and did not seem yo be moving. It was several inches long. Very interesting design on the head.
Signature: CretanBob

Death's Head Hawkmoth
Death’s Head Hawkmoth

Dear CretanBob,
Your submission of this Death’s Head Hawkmoth image is quite timely as we just finished posting an image of the caterpillar of a Death’s Head Hawkmoth from France.  The pattern on the thorax of the adult moth resembles a human skull, hence the common name.

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