CalPhotos    Photo Database


click photo for enlargement
Manduca sexta
Manduca sexta
Tobacco Hornworm
Photographer: Lloyd Gomez
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 1338 3161 0664 0052 (2004-04-29)

Copyright © 2004 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  1973
  • location   Philippines
  • order Lepidoptera
  • class Insecta
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 85,137
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect

  • common names   Tobacco Hornworm (Joseph W. Dougherty )
  • View Encyclopedia of Life record for Manduca sexta
  • View all photos in CalPhotos of Manduca sexta
  • Check Google Images for Manduca sexta

  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Joseph W. Dougherty    Nov 6, 2004

    Action: changed name from "Unknown" to "Manduca sexta "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "The tobacco hornworm larva (Manduca sexta) is generally green with seven diagonal white lines on the sides and a curved red horn (above). The tomato hornworms (Manduca quinquemaculata) have eight V-shaped marks on each side and their horn is straighter and blue-black in color (below). These "hornworms" are the larvae of hawk or sphinx moths, also known as hummingbird moths. The tobacco hornworm is the most commonly seen of the two."

    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as notification of use is sent to and the image is clearly credited with Lloyd Gomez © California Academy of Sciences. Please send in your email the 16 digit ID number for the image. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact The Manzanita Project


    Copyright © 1995-2016 UC Regents. All rights reserved.

    CalPhotos is a project of BSCIT     University of California, Berkeley