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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.

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