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Links to Manduca sexta Images (&
We have pulled together several categories of links to
provide a wide range of starting points for further
investigation. If you know of other sites we should link,
please let Sarah Deel (email@example.com)
general life cycle information, and additional lab
- This page is a great place to start. It contains
basic information about arthropods, specific details
about M. sexta (including a lab handout with experiments
on growth rate, feeding, circadian cycle, and metabolic
rate), references (on- and off-line), and diagrams
illustrating life cycle, sex differences, and anatomy of
each life cycle stage. This page is part of Dr. Elizabeth
Walsh's Organismal Biology Lab site at the University of
Texas, El Paso.
of hornworms, pupae, and moths
- This page has several photos, plus a great selection
of links to other M. sexta images on the web. This
page is part of a site maintained by Jan
pupa, moth photo and info
- This is a photo of a moth, pupa, and caterpillar on
the same leaf; it also has a short description of the
organism. The site is maintained by Dr.
pupa, and moth drawings and info
- This site has black and white drawings of M.
sexta and a congener (the tomato hornworm) with a
brief description of their biology. This site is a
cooperative effort of the North Carolina Cooperative
Extension Service and the NSF Center for Integrated Pest
Management located at North Carolina State
photo and info
- This site has a large photo of the moth, a short
description of its biology and distribution, and a list
of its pheremones which have been studied. It is from the
"Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the French Antilles,"
from Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique of
- This site has two small photos of the moth and a list
of pheremones. It is part of "The Pherolist" site, which
is a database of the sex pheremones of female moths.
- This site has several photos of flying moths, some
with the proboscis (very long feeding structure) of the
moth extended. It is a page in "Wayne's Word," a
"Newsletter of Natural History Trivia" edited by Wayne
Armstrong of Palomar College.
photo and range in US
- This site has a photo of the moth, a photo of the
hornworm, some basic background on the organism, a list
of references, and a map of its distribution throughout
the US by county. The site is maintained by the
Northern Prairie Science Center.
- This site has a large photo of the tobacco hornworm
on a tobacco stem. It is from the North Carolina
Cooperative Extensions Service, North Carolina State
photo and info
- This site has a photo of a large hornworm on the
vein of a leaf, along with a short description of its
lifestyle. It is from Clemson University's Entomology
parasites on a hornworm
- This links to an interesting photo showing a parasite
(Braconid wasp) that lives on the tobacco hornworm. It is
from Clemson University's Entomology Department.