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Manduca sexta (Tobacco hornworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

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 (Manduca quinquemaculata); the larvae of both feed on the foliage of various plants of the family Solanaceae. The tobacco hornworm is sometimes kept as a pet by children throughout its range.
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Speed [1]  7.56 MPH (3.38 m/s)

Prey / Diet

Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[2]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[3]
Datura innoxia (sacred datura)[3]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[3]
Lycium barbarum (matrimony-vine)[3]
Martynia annua (una de gato)[3]
Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)[3]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[3]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[2]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[2]


Parasitized by 
Winthemia quadripustulata[2]



Attributes / relations provided by 1CAGE SIZE AND FLIGHT SPEED OF THE TOBACCO HAWKMOTH MANDUCA SEXTA, R. D. STEVENSON, KATHLEEN CORBO, L. B. BACA AND QUANG D. LE, The Journal of Experimental Biology 198, 1665–1672 (1995) 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. 3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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