death's-head moth

Definitions of death's-head moth
  1. noun
    European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull
    synonyms: Acherontia atropos
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    type of:
    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
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