Tomato Hornworm


If it looks like someone has been cutting the leaves off of your tomatoes, take a look around for tomato hornworms. These caterpillars can get quite large (this one is actually on the small side) but still manage to camouflage themselves quite well. They feed on many solanaceous crops (like tomato, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes) before turning into a large moth called sphinx or hawk moths. They can often be controlled in the garden by simply removing them from plants by hand.

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