Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tomato Hornworm

You can see what the tomato horn worm did to my Fathers tomato plants. If you had planted dill as a trap plant the worm would have eaten the dill first and then they would have been easier to find. The best way my Father eliminated the problem was to pick them off every morning and every afternoon.
You can see the horn on this tomato pest. This voracious horn worm devoured all the leaves on two plants overnight.

This big bright green caterpillar has what looks like white legs along its side and a pointed horn on the tail. This one I believe was about four inches long. If you have an infestation and a lot of plants you might want to use Bacillus thuringiensis to control the pest.

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