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Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

Acherontia atropos is the most widely known of the three species of Death's-head Hawk moth. Acherontia species are notorious mainly for a vaguely skull-shaped pattern on the thorax.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alpár-bokrosi tisza-ártéri öblözet 12550 Hungary  
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Felsõ-kiskunsági szikes puszták és turjánvidék 103542 Hungary  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kiskunsági szikes tavak és az õrjegi turjánvidék 88335 Hungary  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Aloysia citrodora (lemon beebrush)[1]
Atriplex halimus (saltbush)[2]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[2]
Blitum bonus-henricus (good King Henry)[2]
Buddleja davidii (orange eye butterflybush)[2]
Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood)[2]
Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry)[2]
Cornus nuttallii (Pacific dogwood)[2]
Cornus suecica (Lapland cornel)[2]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[1]
Duranta erecta (golden dewdrops)[1]
Erigeron acris subsp. politus (bitter fleabane)[2]
Euonymus europaeus (European spindletree)[2]
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)[2]
Fraxinus excelsior (European ash)[2]
Humulus lupulus (common hops)[2]
Hyoscyamus niger (henbane)[2]
Inula salicina (willowleaf yellowhead)[2]
Ipomoea batatas ('uala)[1]
Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine)[2]
Jasminum officinale (poet's jasmine)[2]
Jasminum sambac (Arabian jasmine)[1]
Juglans regia (English walnut)[2]
Lantana camara (lantana)[1]
Ligustrum ovalifolium (California privet)[2]
Ligustrum vulgare (European privet)[2]
Lonicera periclymenum (European honeysuckle)[2]
Lycium barbarum (matrimony-vine)[2]
Lycium oxycarpum[3]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[2]
Morus nigra (black mulberry)[2]
Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)[2]
Nicotiana rustica (Aztec tobacco)[2]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Olea europaea (olive)[3]
Parietaria judaica (spreading pellitory)[2]
Philadelphus coronarius (sweet mock orange)[2]
Physalis alkekengi (strawberry groundcherry)[2]
Pogostemon cablin (patchouli)[2]
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)[2]
Prunus domestica (plum)[2]
Pulicaria dysenterica (Common Fleabane)[2]
Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster[2]
Rubia peregrina (Wild Madder)[2]
Salix fragilis (crack willow)[2]
Salsola kali (prickly Russian thistle)[2]
Sesamum indicum subsp. indicum (sesame)[2]
Sherardia arvensis (Field Madder)[2]
Solanum crispum (natii or natien)[2]
Solanum dulcamara (deadly nightshade)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[3]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[2]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[3]
Syringa vulgaris (common lilac)[2]
Verbascum blattaria (moth mullein)[2]
Verbascum lychnitis (white mullein)[2]
Verbascum marschallianum (black mullein)[2]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[2]
Vitis vinifera (wine grape)[2]
Volkameria glabra (Natal glorybower)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)4
Abroma temperata3
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix)3
Acleris variegana (Garden rose tortricid moth)3
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)4
Amphipyra pyramidea5
Angerona prunaria3
Apeira syringaria (Lilac Beauty)5
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix)3
Archips rosana (Rose Tortrix)3
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)4
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)3
Catocala nupta (Red Underwing moth)3
Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)3
Cionus alauda3
Cionus nigritarsis3
Coleophora hemerobiella3
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)3
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)3
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)4
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)5
Cydia pomonella (Codling moth)3
Daphnis nerii (Oleander Hawk-moth)4
Diloba caeruleocephala3
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix)4
Edwardsiana crataegi (Canary fly)3
Emmelina monodactyla (T-Moth)3
Ennomos autumnaria (Large Thorn)3
Epiphyas postvittana (Light brown apple moth)6
Erithacus rubecula (European Robin)5
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth)3
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)4
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)3
Gortyna flavago3
Hedya pruniana3
Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)3
Hippotion celerio (Grapevine hawk moth)3
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)3
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)3
Lithophane hepatica5
Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)3
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)3
Lygus rugulipennis3
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner Moth)3
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)4
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)4
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)3
Menophra abruptaria (Waved Umber)5
Naenia typica (Gothic)6
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)3
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)3
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)4
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)3
Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)3
Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Willow Beauty)4
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)3
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)5
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella3
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)3
Polymixis flavicincta (Large Ranunculus)3
Psylliodes affinis3
Ptycholoma lecheana3
Recurvaria nanella3
Saturnia pyri (Great peacock moth)4
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)3
Smerinthus ocellata3
Sphinx ligustri (Sphinx moth)6
Swammerdamia pyrella3
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)4
Trichopteryx polycommata (Barred Tooth-striped)5
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)5
Turdus philomelos (Song Thrush)5
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)3
Yponomeuta padella (Common Hawthorn Ermel Moth)3
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)7

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955 GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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