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|date of photo 1973
location Philippinesorder Lepidopteraclass InsectaCalAcademy slide # T 85,137 photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Insect
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Tobacco Hornworm (Joseph W. Dougherty )
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|1. ||Reviewed by Joseph W. Dougherty Nov 6, 2004|
|Action: changed name from "Unknown" to "Manduca sexta
| ||"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."|
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