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what is this worm?

Posted by thahalibut (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 20, 08 at 10:49

I found this "worm" on my tomatoes this morning. We never have problem with worms so I have no idea what it is. They are eating the leaves & small pieces of tomatoes, but dont look like they are boring all the way in, just eating a snack I guess. I found in after I picked a tomato & it was next to the stem all covered in its web. I dont know if the 2 are related but looks like there is something coming out of those white spotted egg things..
Any help on what they are & how I can get rid of them?

Thanks!

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RE: what is this worm?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 20, 08 at 15:17

I answered this in your post on the CA forum.

Beyond that, it's not a worm. But they were earlier on

The larger thing is a pupa and the smaller ones are pupae from tiny parasitic wasp which killed several caterpillars.

See the other post
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/calif/msg081043253563.html?2

Here is a link that might be useful: your post on the CA forum


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