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Tobacco Hornworm

Manduca sexta

1 Species ID Suggestions

gatorfellows 11 years ago
Tobacco Hornworm
Manduca sexta Tomato/Tobacco Hornworms

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MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Beautiful capture!!

BillCavender 11 years ago

Thanks for the detailed info gatorfellows

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

love the photoshop on this pic!

gatorfellows 11 years ago

The reference in my suggestion tells you the difference between the Tobacco and Tomato hornworms. "The tobacco hornworm larva (Manduca sexta) is generally green with seven diagonal white lines on the sides and a curved red horn (above). The tomato hornworms (Manduca quinquemaculata) have eight V-shaped marks on each side and their horn is straighter and blue-black in color (below). "

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East Highland Park, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Aug 8, 2012

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