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The California Garden Web
Creatures in the Garden
|Title||Creatures in the Garden 10|
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|Photo Information||The tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) is one of the most destructive pests of the garden. They consume entire leaves, small stems, and sometimes chew pieces from fruit.|
Anne;, Fenkner,: Photographer
Fekner, Anne: UC Master Gardener Vol.
|Description||Tomato hornworms larvae can be distinguished by their seven light-green/white v-shaped markings which extend from the dorsal line to its sides. At the rear end, the caterpillar has a bumpy horn, from which the name for the hornworm is derived.|