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tomato hornworm

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the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca quinquemaculata, having a black, hornlike structure at the rear, that feeds on the leaves of tomato, potato, and other plants of the nightshade family.
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Also called potato worm.

Origin of tomato hornworm

First recorded in 1920–25

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