tobacco hornworm

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tobacco hornworm

The green caterpillar of a hawkmoth (Manduca sexta) of the southern United States, Central and South America, and the West Indies that feeds on the leaves of solanaceous plants, especially tobacco and tomato.

tobac′co horn′worm

the larva of a hawk moth, Manduca sexta, having a hornlike structure at its posterior end and feeding on the leaves of tobacco and other plants of the nightshade family.
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Noun1.tobacco hornworm - large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plantstobacco hornworm - large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm
genus Manduca, Manduca - moths whose larvae are tobacco hornworms or tomato hornworms
caterpillar - a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
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This is in agreement with [PLA.sub.2] from the midgut of tobacco hornworm [31] and Aedes aegypti larvae midgut [18].
Zhang then tested methyl benzoate against other agricultural pests, including the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), diamondback moth, and tobacco hornworm. He found that the compound can kill all stages of these insects--egg, nymph, and adult--though it works better against smaller insects than larger ones.
But the plump, striped tobacco hornworm caterpillar (Manduca sexta) can repurpose the poison to generate "toxic halitosis," Baldwin says.
The nature, regulation, and molecular biology of E20M were elucidated predominantly employing the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta, as the model [3-8].
Most pages in the slender volume address specific species, such as the Tobacco Hornworm Moth.
Scientists recorded from the brains of tobacco hornworm moths as they smelled each individual chemical of the 60-some that comprise the fragrance emitted by the moth's preferred source of nectar, sacred datura flowers.
Scientists trained tobacco hornworm caterpillars in the lab to avoid a nail polish-like odour delivered in association with a mild shock.
Toxicity of nicotine in synthetic diets to larvae of the tobacco hornworm. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 65:1185-1188.
A threshold size for metamorphosis in the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta (L.).
Spruce budworm diet consumption was significantly greater than bean and tobacco hornworm diet (P < 0.0001 each) and diamondback moth diet (P < 0.001) consumption.
The team put tobacco hornworm caterpillars (Manduca sexta) in the stalk of a Y-shaped tube with one arm that contained a smelly, ephemeral gas.

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