weed wacking the raised beds today and found this dude.
Is that a small tomato plant. Are you going to have winter tomatoes? I haven't had many hornworms this year, but I have had the tomato fruitworm. My tomatoes have been rotting lately. They are ripening so slowly that splits and holes are rotting before they are totally ripe. I have enough for me, but I don't have any to give away.
I haven't seen one of those all year. It is interesting what comes and goes each season. One year I had them by the tons. They can defoliate a tomato plant overnight.
I've only seen one this year. It was about a week ago and I left it to finish off a cherry tomato plant. I have too many cherry tomatoes and have been ripping them out anyway. You would think I would have more and more tomato hornworms every year since I don't kill them but I don't see them very often. The birds or spiders must keep them in check. They get HUGE. I'd love to bring one in for my bug-loving daughter to observe but I think they burrow down into the soil instead of making a cocoon on a stick.
I just squished one yesterday.
only seen a couple this yr.
no winter tomatoes this winter. going to concentrate on building up the soil in the raised beds.