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Definition of the noun acherontia atropos

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noun

  1. European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull

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Google previewInsects and Human Life (2006)

by Brian Morris

Acherontia atropos is a cosmopolitan species, so named because it has a yellow skull-like pattern on its thorax. The forewings are deep brown, mottled ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

DEATH'S-HEAD HAWKMOTH Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus) [Lepidoptera: Sphingidae]: A Holarctic, large-bodied Species of moth known for adult's distinctive skull-like pattern 417 on Thorax and ability to expel air forcibly from Pharynx to ...

Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1851)

Acherontia atropos (fig. 15) is the largest member of this family in Europe.

Google previewBushman dictionary

by D.F. Bleek

death's head moth, Acherontia atropos. SI. (Ll.) Hkh§ka—dsdgbaai, also "khé ks lsfiru- J |khaS-ka lgoro, n. a moth, Aloa amasis, one of the Arctidae or Tiger moths. SI. (Ll.) "khé ka lgdrojkhaku, v. to dip up. SIV.

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

[Acherontia atropos.] death squad n. an armed paramilitary group formed to kill political opponents. death tax n.

Google previewThe Treasury of Natural History: Or, A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature (1849)

... to which are Added, a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy, and a Glossarial Appendix by Samuel Maunder

Of this genus there are two or three species closely resembling each other: one of these is found in this country; and is known as the DEATH's-HEAD HAwk- MoTH (Acherontia atropos). This magnificent insect varies in the expanse of its wings ...

Google previewA Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1855)

An Extensive Collection of Words, Terms, and Phrases ... Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words ... Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie

The death's-head hawk- moth is the Acherontia atropos ; the privet hawk-moth, the Sphinx ligustri; the humming - bird hawk-moth, the Macroglossa stellatarum. BAWK'-OWL, n. The Surnia nyctea, called also the great snowy owl. It is of a ...

Google previewThe imperial dictionary, English, technological, and scientific (1856)

adapted to the present state of literature, science, and art, on the basis of Webster's dictionary, with the addition of many thousand words and phrases from the other standard dictionaries and encyclopedias, and from numerous other sources ... by Noah Webster

The death's-head hawk- moth is the Acherontia atropos ; the privet hawk-moth, the Sphinx ligustri ; the humming-bird hawk-moth, the Macroglossa stellatarum. UAWK'-OWL, n. The Surnia nyctea, called also the great snowy owl. It is of a ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1873)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

DEATH'S HEAD MOTH (Acherontia atropos), a species of HAWK-MOTH (q.v.) ...

Google previewA Treasury of Natural History Or a Popular Dictionary of Zoology in which the Characteristics that Distinguish the Different Classes... by Samuel Maunder (1870)

Of this genus there are two or three species closely resembling each other: one of these is found in this country; and is known as the DEATII'S-HBAD HAWK- MOTH (Acherontia atropos). This magnificent insect varies in the expanse of its wings ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1867)

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The death's-head moth (Acherontia atropos), the privet moth (Sphinx ligustri), the humming-bird moth (Macroglossa stettatarum), are indigenous examples of the genus, now raised, as the names quoted imply, to the rank of a family (Spliin- ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

cm long aquatic beetle Dytiscus latissimus and the terrestrial scarabaeid Oryctes nasicornis together with the moth Acherontia atropos as well ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia (1862)

Or, Conversations Lexicon

ACHERONTIA ATROPOS (Death's-head sphinx, See tiger-moth), a beautiful moth, which ...

Google previewAnimals A Children's Encyclopedia (2008)

Acherontia atropos Wingspan 9–12 cm (31⁄2–43⁄4in) Location S. Europe, W. Asia This moth loves honey and breaks into beehives to get at it. The bees sometimes attack, but usually they ignore it, possibly because this moth can give offa ...

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Small photo of ROMANIA - CIRCA 1960: Postage stamp printed in Romania shows Death's-head Hawk Moth (Acherontia atropos), circa 1960Small photo of Caterpillar. Death's-head Hawkmoth. Acherontia atropos.Small photo of Caterpillar. Acherontia atropos. Death's-head Hawk mothSmall photo of Caterpillar. Acherontia atropos. Death's-head Hawk mothSmall photo of hawk-moth (Death's-head) caterpillar rest on the branch / Acherontia atroposSmall photo of hawk-moth (Death's-head) caterpillar rest on the branch / Acherontia atroposSmall photo of Acherontia atropos caterpillar More...

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