We found this enormous hornworm on our tomato plant last evening. It is the biggest one we have ever found.
~ by Meg on August 10, 2012.
Posted in garden, insect, insects, nature Tags: garden, green, hornworm, insect, nature, nature photography, photography, Sonoran Desert, ugly
I love being able to find them this big…it’s not everyday you get to see giant caterpillar! Wish they weren’t so destructive.
Linda said this on August 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Reply
They are destructive, big eaters but still there is something very interesting about them.
Meg said this on August 12, 2012 at 7:52 am | Reply
Definitely! After last year, I’ve kinda had more of a soft spot for them. I think I had 15-20 at one point and I could sit on my balcony and watch the wasps and wrens come hunting for them. I would go out and count them everyday…by the end only one may have survived. They don’t have much of a chance!
Linda said this on August 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
I wish something would come eat up the ones here.
Meg said this on August 18, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply
Wow! I’ve seen much smaller ones but never anything like that! Great shot!
whitepinephoto said this on August 10, 2012 at 6:53 am | Reply
We should have been checking the plant better I guess. This is the biggest hornworm we have ever found on our plants.
Meg said this on August 12, 2012 at 7:53 am | Reply
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