Attack of the Hornworm!

Apparently removing some tomato plants disrupted a (not so) friendly tomato hornworm. Quite the caterpillar he is too! I think he is getting ready to pupate, he’s so huge!

Hornworm Hornworm and FingerHere you can see the size compared to my index finger. Yikes! I think he’s been eating his fill of cherry tomatoes! The plants were so huge, we didn’t even notice any damage.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 16, 2009, in Insects Abound! and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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