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Manduca sexta

Manduca sexta

a species of Lepidopteran insect, also called the tobacco hornworm moth. The caterpillars, which are very large, are used in studies of ion transport, moulting and as a system for transgenic gene Expression (see baculovirus).

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Re: Which animal is this?

... a Hornworm (larval stage of a Hawk moth), either a tomatoe hornworm ( Manduca quinquemaculata ) if the markings on the side are V-shaped or a tobacco hornworm ( Manduca sexta ) if the marking are straight and whiteish. The horn is on the posterior of the ...

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by dslivinski
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm
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Topic: Which animal is this?
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