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Tomato and Tobacco Hornworms

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark compare and contrast two species of moths and their caterpillars.

Photo 1: Tomato hornworm moth, Manduca quinquemaculata. Photo by Shawn Hanrahan, Texas A & M University, via en.wikipedia.org

Photo 2: Tomato hornworm caterpillar, Manduca quinquemaculata. Photo by Whitney Cranshaw, Bugwood.org.

Photo 3: Tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta. Photo by Shawn Hanrahan, Texas A & M University, via en.wikipedia.org

Photo 4: Tobacco hornworm caterpillar (Manduca sexta) with braconid wasp cocoons. Photo by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Bugwood.org