Tomato Horn Worms
Talk about a good day for eggs...I think I just picked off about 200 tomato horn worms, and eggs. I'm seeing these guys a foe, not a friend though. From what I hear they do some serious damage to tomato plants. (my first year w/ tomatos)
Do they go after the fruit or just the leaves? I'd like to know how avid I need to be with picking of these cats. Is this the best way to fight them w/o poisons? I have a lot of Queen Anne's Lace around my tomato garden. I know, it seems hypicritical to want one cat and get rid of another. But the monarchs and bst's aren't climbing all over my food!
I didn't kill them, just picked off the leaves they were on and put them in a bucket. I might keep one or two, just for the expirience of raising them, seeing them go thru their stages. We'll see. The cat. ID site says they can grow up to 6 in long, is that true?