Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tomato hornworm -

I'm growing tomato plants. Yesterday, I found this monstrosity in the midst of the tomato leaves.

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I huge green caterpillar with white maggots hanging off it's back. I screamed and fell backwards a little bit.

Apparently, it is the infamous tomato hornworm with parasitic wasp cocoons attached to it's back. The wasp larvae will suck the innards out of the the hornworm and save my tomato plants. Thank goodness, because I don't want to touch that thing.

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