Nov 29, 2021
The African Death's-Head Hawkmoth
(Acherontia atropos) is a big, striking moth loaded with
grim symbolism and superstition. But we're mostly interested in its
very unusual vocal abilities, its very unusual diet, and its
surprising connection to ... potatoes.
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Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and
Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from
audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
plus modified versions of:
Slide Rule by Gurdonark, CC BY 3.0
Recording of Acherontia styx,
Natural History Museum Sound Archive via wikimedia/bio.acousti.ca,
CC BY 3.0