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ISM System :Butterfly and Moth Collection: Introduction


Butterfly and Moth Image Gallery : Moths

Maduca sexta (Tobacco Hornworm Moth)

The tobacco hornworm moth is recognizable by the four yellow spots on either side of the abdomen. This species grows to almost 4 inches in wingspan. The wings are brownish gray with a tree bark-like appearance.
See the caterpillar stage of this moth.

Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photograph by Dr. Everett Cashatt
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<b><i>Maduca sexta</i> (Tobacco Hornworm Moth)</b>

Butterfly and Moth Image Gallery : Moths

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