Death's Head Hawkmoth Enamel Pin
This large, striking moth has been the subject of many myths and superstitions over the ages throughout its range in much of Africa and southern Europe. One British legend tells that the first moths arrived during the beheading of King Charles I in 1649. In reality, they probably arrived with their favorite host plant, the potato, in the previous century.
While nightshades like potatoes are the most common food for larvae, adults have a “sweet tooth” for a much more dangerous treat: honey. Using chemical, color, and sound camouflage, this moth can waltz right into honeybee hives and suck up all the sweet nectar it can get. Most honeybees never notice the intruder, but even if they do, the moth’s waxy cuticle protects it from stings.
Measuring 2.5 inches across, this double-posted soft enamel pin makes a stunning statement on your jacket, vest, or pin board.
One bag to rule them all
Take your collection on the road
A bold, modern way to display your enamel treasures.
Sturdy shoulder straps, zipper closure, and easy access to your pin display give this unisex bag enduring appeal, while the minimalist look puts your pins at center stage.
Our limited edition bags are proudly made in the USA and come with numbered hard enamel snail pins.
Take your collection to the next level - out your door, for a day or night on the town.
- Fully designed and made in the USA
- 100% cotton canvas fabric / vegan-friendly
- Ample room for a laptop, records, or your daily haul
- External D-ring for keys
- Built-in liner and cover secure with Velcro
- Black bag comes with exclusive black snail logo pin / white comes with white. (Other pins not included.)
DISPLAY MODEL bag has been used and handled at in-person events &has light wear on the plastic window, and is therefore offered at a discount. This is our last in-stock bag for the season.
- Height: 16.5"
- Width: 15.75"
- Shoulder strap height: 12.5"