You may have seen this moth in the movies -- the Death's-head Hawkmoth, Acherontia sp. It gets its name from the sinister-looking skull shape on its back. This particular specimen is from the John T. Mason Collection, one of the founding collections of the Museum.

Frank-Thorsten Krell, PhD

Senior Curator of Entomology

Jeffrey T. Stephenson

Science Liaison

Andrew Doll, MS

Zoology Assistant Collections Manager

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