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Tobacco Hornworm

Manduca sexta


Large green and white caterpillar with curved red posterior "horn"


Found eating a tomato plant

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Tobacco Hornworm
Manduca sexta Sphinx ? - Manduca sexta - BugGuide.Net

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Thanks for the correction!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Both eat tomato plants, which can make it very confusing.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

This is the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta, which has seven diagonal lines. The similar looking Tomato Hornworm, Manduca quinquemaculata, has eight v-shaped stripes and a straight blue-black horn.

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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