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Tomato pest: tiny little wormies

Posted by shannonoh MD (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 10, 10 at 18:37

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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RE: Tomato pest: tiny little wormies

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 10, 10 at 22:15

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


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RE: Tomato pest: tiny little wormies

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


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RE: Tomato pest: tiny little wormies

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 12, 10 at 0:35

Little black dots can be caterpillar poops.


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RE: Tomato pest: tiny little wormies -

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 12, 10 at 0:37

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.


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