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photo of tomato hornworm
A tobacco hornworm feeds on a tomato plant in Marshall Hinsley's hydroponics test garden. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
photo of hawk moth feeding from tobacco
A hawk moth uses its long proboscis to drink nectar from a tobacco plant growing near Hinsley's garden plot. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
photo of pesticide containers
Hornworms illustrated on bottles of pesticides show just how much contempt there is for the caterpillar. Photo by Marshall Hinsley