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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 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 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 previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

Death's-head moth, or death's-head hawk-moth, Acherontia atropos, the largest species of lepidopterous insects found in Great Britain. The markings on the back of Hie thorax very closely resemble a skull or death s-head; Death's-head Moth{ ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

Death's- head sphinx, Acherontia atropos. See cut under death's-head.— Five- spotted sphinx, Phlegethontius ce- leus, a common gray North American moth whose abdomen is marked with five orange spots on each side, and whose larva ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson

Another Hawk-Moth to be mentioned in connection with the garden is the Death's Head (Acherontia Atropos). This, as noted under Potato-Insects, affects that vegetable; but it may also be found upon many other garden subjects, such as the ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

A name of one of the Saimiri or titi monkeys of South America, Cl:ysothrix sciites: Death's-head moth, or death's-head hawk-moth, Acherontia atropos, the #" £ of lepidopterous insects found in Great Britain. e markings on the back of the thorax ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1892)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

and the caterpillar of the Death's-head Moth (Acherontia atropos, Linn.) feed on the leaves and stems of potatoes, but rarely do serious damage. Potchefstroom, a town in the south of the Transvaal, ...

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. US term for INHERITANCE TAX. death toll n. the number of deaths resulting from a particular cause. deathtrap n. a thing ...

Google previewChandler's Encyclopedia (1898)

An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... by William Henry Chandler

Acherontia atropos. The largest of the Sphinx family, remarkable for having the outline of a Death's-Head iloth (Aclierontia atropns) and Caterpillar. skull in yellow on a black ground. This marking, together with its strange cry, has given rise to ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening: T to Z, and Supplement (1889)

by George Nicholson

Acherontia Atropos (Death's Head Hawk Moth). Sphingidaa; Potato (INSECT PESTB). Acronycta psi (Dagger Moth).

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 previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson

Death's Head Moth (Acherontia atropos), a large moth belonging to the sphinx family, SphingiSee MUSHROOMS. See DANCE See INHERIDeath's Head Moth dae, ...

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