This insect is easily identified by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern of markings on the thorax.
Keywordsmoth, Insect, skull, Hawkmoth, death's-head hawkmoth, death's head hawk moth, deaths head hawk moth, death's-head hawk moth, deaths-head hawk moth, death's head hawkmoth, deaths-head hawkmoth
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Nicholson, George The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, Div. VI (London, England: L. Upcott Gill, 1884)