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Deaths-head Hawk moth (Acherontia atropos)

Observed: 9th December 2010 By: Annabell
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Observed whilst on holiday in Funchal, Madeira.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Deaths-head Hawk-moth (Acherontia atropos) interacts


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These things squeak loudly if

These things squeak loudly if you pick them up. A very effective anti-predator device, even if you know and expect it!



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Thank you

Sorry it's taken me so long to say thanks for the information, I'm glad I didn't try picking it up! Thanks also to everyone that agreed with my identification. Only now found out how to read comments after posting observations.