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Tobacco Hornworm

Manduca sexta


Bright green caterpillar about 7 cm long. Diagonal white lines run from the midline. Small black, white, and red spots run the length of both sides of the body. There is a reddish tail like projection on the top of the posterior end. Black round droppings that are about the size of large peppercorns.


Urban garden in morning glory vines.


Has a voracious appetite. Devouring large morning glory leaves in minutes.

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福山市 (Fukuyama), 中国 (Chugoku Region), Japan

Spotted on Sep 23, 2013
Submitted on Sep 26, 2013

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