Acherontia styx

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Acherontia styx
Dathshead hawkmoth up.jpg
Acherontia styx, adult
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A. styx
Binomial name
Acherontia styx
(Westwood, 1847)

Acherontia styx is a Sphingid moth found in Asia, one of the three species of Death's-head Hawkmoth, also known as the Bee Robber.

Popular culture[change | change source]

An Acherontia styx pupa found in the soft palate of a murder victim is a vital clue in the thriller novel The Silence of the Lambs; in The Silence of the Lambs movie version, however, while the script still refers to styx, the species used is Acherontia atropos.

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