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Spotting

Description:

Found this in my vegetable garden. Should I get rid of it?

Habitat:

Vegetable garden

2 Species ID Suggestions

Tomato hornworm
Manduca quinquemaculata Tomato hornworm
Tobacco Hornworm
Manduca sexta Manduca sexta


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2 Comments

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 8 years ago

This is a Tobacco Hornworm not a Tomato Hornworm. Tobacco has 7 white stripes down the side (seen in the picture) and the Tomato Hornworm has 8 V-shaped markings.

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 8 years ago

So which do you like more ... Nice juicy tomatoes or a pretty sphinx moth? I'm afraid it's one or the other . Or if you don't like your neighbors and if they have a tomato plant, you can move the hornworm next door..... (Oh my bad...). :P

hailey
Spotted by
hailey

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 9, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2013

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