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Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creatures - Deaths Head Hawk Moth - Ouija print

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Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creatures - Deaths Head Hawk Moth - Ouija print

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Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creatures - Deaths Head Hawk Moth - Ouija print
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Greater Deaths Head Hawk moth or Bee Robber, found throughout Asia this is one of the three species of Acherontia hawk moth. It has a fearsome reputation as it was traditionally seen an omen of death. Known as the prophecy of doom in Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native and tormentor of the unstable King George lll this moth developed a sinister reputation. More recently this moth was made famous by the chilling psychological thriller The Silence of the Lambs in which the serial killer leaves  a pupae of this moth as a  “ calling card “ in the throats of his victims. Unlike most moths, this large species is able to trick bee colonies into allowing it to enter hives in order to take honey directly from them without being stung. It has a hard outer cuticle and is said to mimic the queen bee in size, appearance and odor thus allowing it to move about inside the honeycombs. It is able to emit a loud shriek when disturbed but is generally harmless.

This spectacular framed taxidermy moth is the perfect oddity or curio for any home, office, business & bedroom. Or the most unique gift for your gothic/ alternative witchy loved one!

Size approx total frame size 24.5cm x 21.5cm x 5cm depth

These enchanted creatures can be viewed in person at all our retail stores in Brisbane, Morayfield Shopping Centre, Westfield Chermside and Orion Springfield Central.

Every Luna Lovewitch Enchanted creature has been lovingly and painstakingly hand crafted using ethically, and responsibly sourced Butterflies, scorpions, spiders and other insects.

All frames are fumigated and are professionally prepared. As this is a natural product book lice may occur in your frame. Book lice are present in most environments, do not carry disease and are best dealt with by following the instructions below:

  • These tiny insects may be detected by black dust underneath the bug. ( Please note not all black dust is from mites - some dust may occur from material that has shed off the body during transport ). If you see tiny mites running around within the frame immediately place frame inside a plastic bag and put into freezer for a minimum of 72 hours then left out for a period of 7 days then repeat the freezing for 72 hours ( this will then kill any remaining eggs ). If you have a collection constant monitoring is highly recommended to avoid these tiny insects attacking your specimen. Keep framed specimens out of direct sunlight and keep in low humid areas. This will prevent mould and help prevent book lice.
  • Mould growing on your specimen. This may occur during high humid / rainy conditions where low air flow, humidity and sunlight combined may cause condensation which may cause mould. This may occur on one or all of your specimens. 
  • Open back up ( leave hook side on ) carefully brush the mould off with small brush ( eg. makeup brush ) and leave out for 24 hours in a nice dry spot. Watch for ants. Clean glass whilst open – just in case any mould spores there. Also if you see any mould spores on the backboard gently brush away. Then tape back up with craft tape.
  • Correct care for your framed insect specimen will ensure many years of enjoyment. Do not leave unattended in box / on wall for long periods of time without monitoring. We will assume no liability for failure to comply with the instructions above.

We source our creatures from research and breeding facilities who collect the butterflies, insects and arachnids at the end of their life, no harm was done to any creature for the purpose of this art.

Luna Lovewitch Enchanted Creature collections are made by a local artist, with a passion for blending art and nature. Each and every statement piece is hand crafted and unique with no two being identical, making each one a truly magical creation!

*Please note as every insect is different the framed enchanted creature you receive may differ slightly from main image used. Please contact us at info@tcaww.com.au if you would like actual photos of your moth!