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Did something lay eggs on my tomatoes?

Posted by ladychroe z6 NJ (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 05 at 13:00

I have a 6-pack of Rutgers tomatoes that I have keeping outside during the day and bringing in at night. The other day I noticed a tiny pearly ball attached to the bottom of a leaf with a few tiny strings. It was about the size of the head of a small pin. Closer inspection revealed several more, all stuck singly to the bottoms of leaves or to stems.

I picked them off of course, but I'm curious to know if those were hornworm eggs, or if not, what? And should I throw the whole batch out? I could separate them from my other tomato plants, plant them somewhere else.

My other tomato plants seem unaffected.

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RE: Did something lay eggs on my tomatoes?

I'm clueless, but have you tried posting over in the Tomato Pest and Diseases or Tomato forum? If so, I apologize for not checking first ;)

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