Tomato pest: tiny little wormies

shannonlantzyAugust 10, 2010

I'm a new vegetable gardener. I battled spider mites last year, and lost. This year we fought again, and I won. But now I have these little things all over my tomatoes. I would love help in identifying them.

Photos: (Hard w/o a macro lens)

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

They're not a problem if they aren't doing anything bad to your tomatoes.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 10:15PM
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shannonlantzy

The tomato plants (seven varieties) seem to be dying rapidly. Leaves are browning and little black dots are everywhere, and not the mites.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 11:44AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Little black dots can be caterpillar poops.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 12:35AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

None of the small dark "lines" are a problem. The fruit looks fine.

Images of the plants overall & midway would help us make a decision about what's going on.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 12:37AM
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