6 comments on “White box photography of tobacco hornworms (Manduca sexta)

  1. I grew up on a crop farm and we raised a LOT of tomatoes. This hornworm is very similar, if not the same, as the ones in our fields. The ones we had were more green in color, but the markings and horn are similar. One worm can strip a plant to twigs quickly and they get very fat and plump. Not good for tomato farmers, but they are pretty, and the moths they turn into are quite fascinating.

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