Pls ID this catepillar - is it a good guy or not?

njmomma(z6 NJ)July 11, 2010

Found these on my tomato plant. Seems to prefer the cherry tomatoes. Are they good guys? Can someone ID them for me?

Thanks

They are about 4 inches long.

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IanW Zone 5 Ont. Can.

Five-Spotted Hawkmoth (Manduca quinquemaculata) Caterpillar... aka. Tomato Hornworm.....BAD!!
Will eat most of the leaves of your tomato plants....simply pick them off and get rid of them....

Ian

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 9:09PM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

That is a tobacco hornworn often confused with the tomato hornworm. They are similar and both are bad for tomato plants. Pick and squish or cut it in half with scissors.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 9:19PM
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