Manduca

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Manduca
Manduca quinquemaculata male sjh.JPG
Manduca quinquemaculata (five-spotted hawkmoth, tomato hornworm)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Genus: Manduca
Hübner, 1807
Species

About 70, see text

Synonyms
  • Syzygia Grote & Robinson, 1865
  • Protoparce Burmeister, 1855
  • Phlegethontius Hübner, 1819
  • Macrosila Walker, 1856
  • Diludia Grote & Robinson, 1865
  • Chlaenogramma Smith, 1887

Manduca is a genus of moths in the family Sphingidae, the hawkmoths. The genus is used as a model in the biological sciences. The tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) and the tomato hornworm (M. quinquemaculatus) in particular have been very well studied.[1]

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