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tobacco hornworm

Manduca sexta


Manduca sexta is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent. Commonly known as the tobacco hornworm. feed on the foliage of various plants from the family Solanaceae. The tobacco hornworm can be distinguished by its seven diagonal lines on its sides. A mnemonic to remember the markings is tobacco hornworms have straight white lines like cigarettes. About 3 inches long



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Tobacco hornworm
Manduca sexta Manduca sexta

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Amanda Nicole
Amanda Nicole 9 years ago

thank you :) i hope to come across one again ! they are so beautiful

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

So... green! Wonderful find. :)

Amanda Nicole
Amanda Nicole 9 years ago


Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Nice capture!

Amanda Nicole
Amanda Nicole 9 years ago

why thank you

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

Hi Amanda, tobacco hornworm is not a valid scientific name. Please replace that for the scientific name (Manduca sexta)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Wow! Great creature

Amanda Nicole
Amanda Nicole 9 years ago

thats what i loved about it too , the color and designs make it look so unique . thank you :)

JungleLoveMamasita 9 years ago

I like how it looks like it has eyes covering its body. nice shot.

Amanda Nicole
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Amanda Nicole

Riverside, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 16, 2011

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