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Human Faced Creatures: Death's Head Hawk Moth

Human Faced Creatures: Death's Head Hawk Moth

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Look familiar? No? C'mon, "Silence of the Lambs"? Yep, that's it - the image of the aptly named Death's Head Hawk Moth over Jodie Foster's precious lips on the movie poster is a uniquely disturbing image.

Once again, nature has devised a fear-inducing pattern to deter bigger critters from making a meal of this moth. The more effective the pattern, the more moths survive to beget the next generation. Given enough time (time being nature's greatest tool), the moths will sport scarier and scarier faces on their backs. My next question is, why do WE find the Death's Head Hawk Moth so disturbing? Anyone hungry?

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