Manduca (genus)

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Manduca sexta caterpillar in Illinois, USA (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Daniel Schwen
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Manduca Hübner, 1807

This genus of hornworms contains around 70 species which are found in tropical and subtropical parts of the Americas. The 2 species listed below are pests of tomato, tobacco and other solanaceous crops in tropical and subtropical parts of the America. The adults are characterized, among others, by a series of five or six yellow-orange spots on the sides of the abdomen.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: