Sphingidae Sphinginae Acherontiini Smerinthus ocellata Agrius cingulatus
Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Death's-head Hawk-moth
Sphinx tête-de-mort

Genus: Acherontia [Laspeyres], 1809   Original genus: Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Atropos Agassiz, 1846
   Brachyglossa Boisduval, 1828
  Synonims (species):
   sculda Kirby, 1877

Adult:
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 15, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Mega Livadi, Serifos, Greece, August 15, 2015
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, May 12, 2004
(Photo by Daniel Morel)

Larva:
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (green form), Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Alberto Molinas)
Larva, Cesano (Roma), Italy, November 5, 2006
(Photo by Alberto Molinas)
A. atropos (© Alberto Molinas)
Larva, Cesano (Roma), Italy, November 5, 2006
(Photo by Alberto Molinas)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (yellow form), Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (yellow form), Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (brown form), Cactus Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, March 29, 2004
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Diego Reggianti)
Larva (brown form), Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
A. atropos (© Yeray Monasterio)
Larva (brown form), Punta Umbría, Huelva, Spain, November 2006
(Photo by Yeray Monasterio, ZERYNTHIA -- Asociación Española para la Protección de las Mariposas y su Medio)
A. atropos (© Barbara Klahr)
Larva, Formentera, Balearic Islands, November 14, 2004
(Photo by Barbara Klahr, Formentera-Forum)
A. atropos (© Georges Verhulst)
Larva, October 11, 2006
(Photo by Georges Verhulst)

Larva (early stages):
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (third instar), Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
A. atropos (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Ostia (Roma), Italy, September 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Solanum tuberosum, S. dulcamara, Ligustrum, Datura, Cannabis, Atropa, Lycium, Philadelphus, Nicotiana, Nerium, Olea, Schrebera alata, Stachytarpeta indica, Clerodendron, Tecomaria, Tecoma, Withania, Hoslundia, Fraxinus

To know more about:
A.R. Pittaway - Sphingidae of the Western Palaearctic - Acherontia atropos page

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