Painted Bat with Death Head Moth in a Frame
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Painted Bat with Death Head Moth in a Frame

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Painted Bat with Death Head Moth in a Frame

This is a predator vs prey flight battle

 8"x10" Black shadowbox frame

Painted Bat - Kerivoula picta

India, China

They are rare and live in groups of only 2–6.

Kerivoula picta is bright orange or scarlet, with black wings and orange along the fingers, possesses long, wooly, rather curly hair, a small, fragile form, large funnel-shaped ears and 38 teeth. Ears are naked. Older males are brighter than females.

Death Head Moth - Acherontia lachesis

These moths are easily distinguishable by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern of markings on the thorax. Death Head Moths have the ability to emit a loud squeak if irritated. The sound is produced by expelling air from the pharynx, often accompanied by flashing of the brightly colored abdomen in a further attempt to deter predators. These are commonly observed raiding beehives of different species of honey bee for hone. They can move about in hives without being disturbed because they mimic the scent of the bees.

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