Return to the Garden Clinic Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
ID please

Posted by Digginlife 6nyc (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 27, 13 at 14:31

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: ID please

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


 o
RE: ID please

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


 o
RE: ID please

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


 o
RE: ID please

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

ken


 o
RE: ID please

They'll overwinter and emerge in the Spring.


 o
RE: ID please

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


 o
RE: ID please

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?


 o
RE: ID please

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


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Garden Clinic Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here