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Tobacco Hornworm Feeding on the leaves of a pepper plant. Geotagged,Manduca sexta,Summer,Trinidad and Tobago,brown,green,horn,manduca sexta,spots,stripes,tail,white Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Another amazing entry. The marks on the caterpillar are so sharp and clear, almost like they are drawn. Posted 6 years ago

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''Manduca sexta'' is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent. Commonly known as the tobacco hornworm and the goliath worm, it is closely related to and often confused with the very similar tomato hornworm; the larvae of both feed on the foliage of various plants of the family Solanaceae.

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Uploaded Aug 14, 2015. Captured Jul 22, 2015 17:12 in Seventh Avenue, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/16.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO800
  • 190mm