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DigginlifeSeptember 27, 2013

Hi found these covering my last tomato plant.YUCK!!!..What on earth are they? are the toms still ok to eat?

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Digginlife

wasp eggs I'm leaning towards??? Im not seeing any hornworms like other pics are showing ...destroy or let hatch?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 2:46PM
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Leafhead

Let hatch, unless you want to feed voracious hornworms in the future.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 4:11PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Wasp -- the beneficial kind - pupa cases. Not a yuck. Instead, worth 3 cheers for the good guys.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 12:27AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

is there enough season left for them to be of any benefit .. now that its basically october??

ken

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 9:21AM
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Leafhead

They'll overwinter and emerge in the Spring.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 1:23PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm not sure that I've ever seen these parasitic pupa 'at large '.....and not attached to a host.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 5:25PM
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Digginlife

thanks everyone ...Wahoo for wasps!! Not seeing the hornworms threw me off too ..I didnt see any this year(hornworms)..and there were a lot of other leaves that looked like this on the plant no sign of worms anywhere I even went out again and checked... Will they try and nest in my pots for the winter a few fell off into my pots?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 6:20PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

they will overwinter.... ONLY if OP leaves a dead rotting tomato plant there all winter .... most of us do fall cleanup ....

or are you suggesting he should leave it there ...

if so.. when will they emerge in spring???? ... will he have already planted the new plants among the dead foliage ...

ken

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:23AM
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