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Manduca quinquemaculatus (five-spotted hawk moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The five-spotted hawkmoth (Manduca quinquemaculata) is a brown and gray hawk moth of the Sphingidae family. The caterpillar, often referred to as the tomato hornworm, can be a major pest in gardens. Tomato hornworms are closely related to (and sometimes confused with) the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carlsbad Caverns National Park II 15448 New Mexico, United States

Prey / Diet

Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[1]
Lycium barbarum (matrimony-vine)[1]
Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)[1]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[1]
Physalis viscosa (grape groundcherry)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[1]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Archilochus alexandri (Black-chinned Hummingbird)1
Datana integerrima (walnut caterpillar)1
Eugenes fulgens (Magnificent Hummingbird)1
Selasphorus platycercus (Broad-tailed Hummingbird)1


Parasitized by 
Compsilura concinnata (Tachina fly)[2]
Lespesia frenchii[2]
Winthemia quadripustulata[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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