Death's-head hawk moths get their name from a pale skull like marking on the back of their thoraxes. They aren't dangerous though, and actually make quite a completely underwhelming squeaking noise when alarmed!
This is a cuddly version, hand sewn and assembled by me. He has a resin head, feet and hands cast from an original sculpt. These have been painted carefully with acrylics and varnished. The feather antennae are from happy, healthy chickens and sourced responsibly.
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo). ¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!
* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
Yes I can make you a death's-head hawk mof no problem. If you're really interested they're £108 + P&P for one with a lot of painting like this. Send me a note with your email address if you're interested and we can discuss finer details
Ohhhh really?? My mum made me a butterfly cage when I was little and I hatched loads of cocoons, she got me a luna moth cocoon once and that was incredible. I hatched a bunch of emperor moths last year and some cecropia, absolutely stunning creatures. I really want to hatch more but I need a massive greenhouse before I can do that ^_^ I never tried breeding them though but I bet it's much more satisfying watching the entire life cycle.
Yes, watching the entire life cycle is great! The problem is I live in a city and can't go very often to get the plants needed and I don't trust city trees anymore. The last caterpillars I had (Saturnia pyri) died after eating leaves from an elm in my neighbourhood and I decided to quit breeding any kind of living creature for some time. I don't have the time nor the space they deserve and I want to have them only if I really can take care and have them healthy and happy, which isnt possible rignt now
However, I'd love to start again with this hobby in the future if I ever have the space and time for it >.<
Thanks very much! It was a bit of a revelation to me to find out sharpies are totally adequate for dyeing fur. I think I ruled them out years ago because it's not a very cost effective way of staining faux fur - but who cares when you can get crisp lines? :>