Definition of Tobacco hornworm
1. Noun. Large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm.
Group relationships: Genus Manduca, Manduca
Generic synonyms: Caterpillar
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Literary usage of Tobacco hornworm
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1. Biotechnology in a Global Economy by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm) larva at work. The moth will consume 95 percent of its entire life cycle's food supply while in the larval stage of ..."
2. Biotechnology for the Twenty-First Century by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"T-1 is the leaf of a potato plant engineered to be resistant to tobacco hornworm. C-3 is the leaf of a control potato plant. ..."
3. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"The larvae ingest nicotine through the host insect, tobacco hornworm, which feeds on tobacco leaves. Tobacco cultivars with lower nicotine content have a ..."
4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta. FEBS Letters 267(2):305-10, Jul 16 1990. Hydrodynamic studies conducted in the analytical ultracentrifuge provided ..."