Death’s Head Moth T-Shirt
Death’s Head Moth T-Shirt

Death’s Head Moth T-Shirt

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The skull-like pattern and its fanciful associations with the supernatural and evil have fostered superstitious fears of Acherontia species, particularly Acherontia atropos, perhaps because it is the most widely known.

According to legend, the species was first seen in Britain at the time of the execution of King Charles I, but it is more likely to have simply become more common by that time, having arrived with the first transportation of potatoes some decades earlier. Though rarer, it is still occasionally sighted in the country to this day.

Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Sphinx" describes a close encounter with a death's-headed sphinx moth, describing it as "the genus Sphinx, of the family Crepuscularia of the order Lepidoptera."

As always, made in Salida, Colorado.

Triblend Unisex : 75% Cotton, 15% Poly, 15% Rayon

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