The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry
The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F) - TaxidermyArtistry

The Greater Death's Head Hawkmoth or Bee Robber (Acherontia lachesis) (F)

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Acherontia lachesis, the greater death's head hawkmoth or bee robber, is a large (up to 13 cm wingspan) sphingid moth found in India, Sri Lanka and much of the Oriental region. It is one of the three species of death's-head hawkmoth genus, Acherontia. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1798.
It is nocturnal and very fond of honey; they can mimic the scent of honey bees so that they can enter a hive unharmed to get honey. Their tongue, which is stout and very strong, enables them to pierce the wax cells and suck the honey out.

Acherontia lachesis comes ready for display - it is expertly preserved so you can keep it looking as beautiful as when you first received it for years to come. Please handle with care as papered specimens are extremely fragile. Note, this species is unspread and will require rehydration to reposition. Minor care may be required to clean residual honey.

This gorgeous specimen is an excellent piece for any collector/photographer.

Latin Name: Acherontia lachesis

Quality: A1-/A

Sex: Female

Approx. size: up to 13 cm wingspan (A. lachesis is much larger than Acherontia styx)

Distribution: S. E Asia

More species available in store!


Please note:
Photograph size does not indicate the insects' actual size, and colour may vary slightly due to photographic equipment lighting.

Due to the nature of this item, the specimen which you will receive may differ slightly.


Where do we source our specimens?
Our specimens are responsibly sourced from sustainable farming projects and never taken from the wild. Your purchase supports the conservation of wildlife habitats for farmed insects in developing countries. We are committed to ethical sourcing and do not offer any species that are endangered or listed on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) list.
These species are not protected under any law and are not part of CITES, it is perfectly legal to own this taxidermy specimen.
Sourced in accordance within the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.


At TaxidermyArtistry, we specialize in custom mounting projects and are proud to offer our services to those seeking unique and personalized displays. We use the highest quality materials and techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces that preserve the beauty and intricacies of the natural world.

We have a wealth of experience collaborating with a diverse range of clients, including studios, photographers, and professionals, to bring their projects to life, whether you're looking to commission a piece for personal or professional use, we would be honoured to bring your vision to life. If you are interested in a commission project, please message us.

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