Acherontia atropos

Acherontia atropos
Death's-head Death's"-head`, n. A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death. [1913 Webster]

I had rather be married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Death's-head moth} (Zo["o]l.), a very large European moth ({Acherontia atropos}), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also {death's-head sphinx}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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