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Wendell, North Carolina: Mural: World's Largest Tobacco Worm

70 feet long and 17 feet high, and lifelike. Helpfully titled, "The World's Largest Tobacco Hornworm." Painted by muralist Michael Brown in August 2016.

Ritch's Gym

15 W. 4th St., Wendell, NC
Ritch's Gym. Downtown, one block west of Main St. On the east side of N. Cypress St. just south of its intersection with W. 4th St.
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World's Largest Tobacco Worm

The bright and colorful worm is crawling across an entire building! Research says these critters can wipe out an entire tobacco or tomato crop in no time, and this one could do it single-handedly! It appears he may be under repair as there are random white prime lines on him. He's on the side of Ritch's Gym.

[Cindy Pealstrom, 06/05/2024]

Tobacco worm.

Mural: World's Largest Tobacco Worm

A mural commissioned by the Wendell Appearance Commission is believed to be the world's largest tobacco hornworm. The worm is 70 feet long and 17 feet high. The mural was completed by Michael Brown out of Carrboro, North Carolina.

[Patrick, 09/06/2016]

The mural was painted in August 2016.

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