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Tobacco Hornworm

Manduca sexta


Found eating on my pepper plant.

2 Species ID Suggestions

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

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eelhsamarie 9 years ago

You're very welcome :)

Becca Herndon
Becca Herndon 9 years ago

Thank you ever so much!

eelhsamarie 9 years ago

Either a Tomato or Tobacco Hornworm. They're often confused with one another as they look very similar and only have a slight difference in markings. I can't tell which type of caterpillar this is from the photos, but I will suggest both species and you can do more research if you like. :)

Becca Herndon
Spotted by
Becca Herndon

St. Peters, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2013
Submitted on Sep 6, 2013

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