Butterfly Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758) majolica tile

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Butterfly Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758) majolica tile

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Hand made majolica tile.
Acherontia atropos, the (African) death's-head hawkmoth, is the most widely recognized of three species within the genus Acherontia .

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Height 5.91 in 15 cm
Width 5.91 in 15 cm
Thickness 0.59 in 1,5 cm
Weight 1.23 lbs 0,56 Kg
Manufacturing Recuperando srl
Material Hand made terracotta
Note 01 The measure of the side is variable, between 14.5 and 15 cm

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Death's-head hawk moths are large, ranging from 3.5 to 5 inches (80-120 mm) as adults.The upper wings are dark, creating a stark contrast between them and the lower wings, which range from a bright yellow to a light cream, yellow being the more common.
Acherontia atropos occurs throughout the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, much of Africa down to the southern tip, and increasingly as far north as southern Great Britain due to recently mild British winters. It occurs as far east as India and western Saudi Arabia, and as far west as the Canary Islands and Azores. It invades western Eurasia frequently, although few individuals successfully overwinter.

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