I am a super sleuth!

srg215(6b nj)July 30, 2012

Found a big hornworm on one of my tomato plants in the garden this morning. Watched it poop on a leaf. I have some other Tom plants in containers on my balcony and had noticed a couple of the toms were gnawed at and there were droppings around but I thought it was birds. When I saw the one in my garden, I went up to the balcony for a closer look where I had seen the poop droppings, and there he was!

Now, what is the proper way to dispose of these creatures?

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sweetquietplace(6 WNC Mtn.)

Flush, make a cocktail, laugh.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 12:52PM
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I throw them out in the road, so the birds can get 'em.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 4:44PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

They really are hard to find.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 6:44PM
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Little trick to find them. They glow under blacklights. If you can get a portable blacklight, you can find them much easier. Also, if you have good hearing, you can hear them munch as they are quite loud when eating.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:57AM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Humm, don't know were to get a black light.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:58PM
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