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Post  Beachmom 5/31/2019, 7:00 pm

Help. What can I do? Found him under the last remaining leaf. He's dead now but will he have friends and family?What is this creature that ate my pepper plant? Img_2010What is this creature that ate my pepper plant? Img_2010What is this creature that ate my pepper plant? Img_2010What is this creature that ate my pepper plant? Img_2010
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Post  Yardslave 5/31/2019, 7:25 pm

That's a Tomato hornedworm, a catipillar of the Hawk moth. Usually they come in multiples, so keep your eyes peeled for new droppings.     

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Post  CapeCoddess 5/31/2019, 7:26 pm

Yikes, hornworm! Keep him away from your tomatoes!
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Post  OhioGardener 5/31/2019, 7:48 pm

If you see one of the Tomato Hornworms with these white wasp eggs on its back, don't disturb it - the Hornworm is already dead since the larva of the Braconid wasp which hatch out of those eggs are consuming the caterpillar. Each of those eggs will eventually turn into another wasp which will pursue and kill other Tomato Hornworms.



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Post  Scorpio Rising 5/31/2019, 9:16 pm

Yeah, they are super destructive...I have seen a few.  Glad you found it!  I have never had them on my peppers....but yay!
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Post  Yardslave 5/31/2019, 10:11 pm

When I was a kid, my grandfather would give us a penny apiece bounty for picking these out of his tomato patch. Us boys in the neighborhood were real creative in the disposition of these worms. Tap dancing on these giant pests was the usual mode of eliminating these hyper , but a creative bike rider soon discovered that they could also be used as targets when "spinning doughnuts" in the street. Oh well, beats pulling the wings off flies, I guess.
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Post  sanderson 6/4/2019, 2:54 pm

Oh, yuk! Well, we all know boys have cooties and do weird things until they grow up. rofl

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