Tobacco Insects: An Aid to Identification and Control

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George W. Thomas
Department of Entomology

In which areas of Missouri is the hornworm likely to cause tobacco damage? This information and more, such as what part of the plant is attacked, and hoop the nine primary tobacco-damaging insects of Missouri can be found on this guide sheet.

Nine full-color photos of worms, beetles and damaged plants aid in identifying the cause of damage.


  • Aphids
  • Budworm
  • Cabbage looper
  • Corn earworm
  • Cutworms
  • Flea beetles
  • Hornworms
  • Long-horned grasshoppers
  • Tree crickets
  • Vegetable weevils
  • Wireworms


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