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Definition of the noun acherontia atropos
What does acherontia atropos mean as a name of something?
- European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Acherontia atropos: death's-head moth
- more generic terms: hawk moth / hawkmoth / hummingbird moth / sphingid / sphinx moth = any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
- member of: Acherontia / genus Acherontia = death's-head moth
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Insects 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 ...
A 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 ...
Acherontia atropos (fig. 15) is the largest member of this family in Europe.
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.
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[Acherontia atropos.] death squad n. an armed paramilitary group formed to kill political opponents. death tax n.
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1873)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People
DEATH'S HEAD MOTH (Acherontia atropos), a species of HAWK-MOTH (q.v.) ...
A 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 ...
A 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)
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- ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
The Popular Encyclopedia (1862)
Or, Conversations Lexicon
ACHERONTIA ATROPOS (Death's-head sphinx, See tiger-moth), a beautiful moth, which ...
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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- Acherontia Atropos
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- Acherontia atropos
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- Oruga de Acherontia atropos.
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- Acherontia atropos (Female)
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- Acherontia atropos (Larva)
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- Acherontia atropos Deaths head hawk moth
Death's head hawk moth, Acherontia atropos. Large moths, and quite attractive in a sinister sort of way.
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- Death's Head Hawkmoth. Acherontia atropos
Newly emerged, squeaking like a mouse. Named from 'skull' marking on head.
Unlike other species in the family, the Death's Head has a short proboscis and so cannot obtain nectar from deep, tubular flowers. The moth is known to raid beehives for honey. When in the hive it emanates a squeaking sound that apparently has a calming effect on the bees and so it is not attacked.
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- Death's-head Hawk-moth (Acherontia atropos)
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