Black Bugs Attacking Tomato Plants
I am baffled by this sudden infestation of large black bugs appearing on my tomato plants. I didn't notice them until late this afternoon when I went to check the garden.
I couldn't identify them by any of the images online, but they aren't a worm, and they don't look like a beetle, or a stink bug. They are about 3/4 of an inch long, and rather thin, and are eating the leaves of the tomato's and leaving nasty looking black "frazz" on the leaves.
I sprayed with Spinosad, and some of them dropped off the leaves but at last check, many were back and munching away and doing quite a bit of damage.
This is the first time I've ever encountered these in my garden, but I guess there's a first time for everything.
Just wanting to warn folks to watch out for these as they seem to be appearing in large numbers, and doing significant damage, seemingly overnight. I am hoping the Spinosad will do them in before they have demolished my otherwise healthy looking plants.