As befits movie co-stars, they were flown first class to the set, had special living quarters and carefully designed costumes. But their stardom was short-lived: After two weeks, it is curtains for the Tobacco Horn Worm Moth.
Also known as the Tomato Horn Worm Moth -- formerly giant green caterpillars, the kind found munching garden tomatoes -- the creatures play an integral part in Orion Pictures' "The Silence of the Lambs."
The thriller -- starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins -- revolves around the search for a vicious serial killer. Pivotal clue: a rare moth, the Death Head Moth from Asia, named for the markings on its body that resemble a skull and crossbones.