Manduca sexta

Definitions of Manduca sexta
  1. noun
    large green white-striped hawkmoth larva that feeds on tobacco and related plants; similar to tomato hornworm
    synonyms: tobacco hornworm, tomato worm
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    type of:
    caterpillar
    a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
  2. noun
    moth whose larvae are tobacco hornworms
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    type of:
    hawk moth, hawkmoth, hummingbird moth, sphingid, sphinx moth
    any of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
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