Hornworms Strike Again

garf_gwNovember 23, 2012

Hornworms are once again active. They have completely eaten a seedling and attacked a small tomato. Time to get out the scissors and flashlight and go hunting.

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garf_gw

Part 2.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 4:39PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

If the letter writter to Organic Gardening magazine is right an ultra violet (black light) would be more useful then a flashlight. The letter, on page 14 of the current issues, says those hornworms flouresce in UV light.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:07AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

They can also be found in broad daylight, usually feeding in the shade of some foliage. They don't leave the plants during the day only to come out at night.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 7:16AM
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garf_gw

I seldom see these thing in the daytime, BUT, today I found a monster feeding on my Tasti Lee plant. I made short work of it with a pair of scissors. Messy, but effective.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 12:33PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Well I hope you wrote an angry letter to those Haagen Dazs folks!!

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 9:33AM
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garf_gw

I seldom see these thing in the daytime, BUT, today I found a monster feeding on my Tasti Lee plant. I made short work of it with a pair of scissors. Messy, but effective.
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Looks like that thing ate the growing tip. It's not doing well.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 4:26PM
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