tomato hornworm


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.

Words nearby tomato hornworm

Origin of tomato hornworm

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called potato worm. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019