Death’s Head Hawkmoth

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This is another painting I did a couple of years ago, Tiny bit wonky, but still a moth.

I am currently reading Silence of the Lambs (which is very good by the way!) so I can never look at these moths the same way again.

These moths are basically like someone pulled it out of a sci-fi or fantasy novel and said “here, have this metal-ass moth(er focker) with the most ominous set of names ever”. Scientists did not miss any opportunities when naming this thing and I love them for it.

If you’re interested: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/evolution/acherontia-atropos/mythology/index.html

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