Look at this beautiful green boy, is it a tomato hornworm? Found in my backyard and tried to attack me when touched it lol, needless to say it caught me by surprise and I was scared shitless for a millisecond
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πŸ‘€︎ u/glida123
πŸ“…︎ Dec 21 2020
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Tomato hornworm covered with the cocoons of parasitic wasp larvae. The larvae emerged from inside the caterpillar after having eaten its insides.
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πŸ“…︎ Sep 14 2020
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Living tomato hornworm used by wasp as egg hatchery and food for larvae
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πŸ‘€︎ u/ERMAHDERD
πŸ“…︎ Nov 10 2020
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When do tomato hornworms leave for the winter and go back to hell where they came from?

Sorry this is so long. I bought a house and grew my first tomato crop this summer. I had 3 large varieties and a large cherry tomato plant I got from Lowes. They are each growing in different giant pots next to eachother on my deck. They got big enough where I had to get cages. I started noticing something was eating holes in the leaves and leaving scars on the tomatoes. I tried neem oil, and all the usual stuff. Nothing. It looked like it was caterpillars or something, but I could never see any. Something was eating like, entire sections of leaves overnight.

Then one day while I was inspecting them, I saw it. It was pretending to be a stem. This giant green monster with a white horn. I googled it. Tomato hornworm. And there is never just one. This thing was so gross and stuck on there, I called my boyfriend to get it. When he saw it he freaked out too. He managed to pull it off and I killed it but I knew there were more. We both knew we would never eat any of these tomatoes knowing that monster probably touched them. But this was war. I would go out there every night with a flashlight and would find these small green ones, all different sizes, stuck to the bottom of the leaves. I began to enjoy my nightly ritual, finding their hiding spots, pulling off and killing them. I was slowly going insane.

So fall rolls in, and the temperature got below freezing a few nights and the tomato plants were still producing green tomatoes, but the leaves were starting to turn yellow. I lost interest in my battle, assuming the worms left when it got below freezing.

Well today, I start trimming the branches off that had died and there they were on the green leaves. I killed about 5 of them and then just started hacking away, leaving only the tomatoes and a a few green branches still on the vine. I just went out there and found another one that was definitely not there this afternoon. I never saw another giant one after that first day, only what I assume were her small spawns of satan.

My question is what now. My plan is just to throw all the plants in the woods in my pile of yard waste, soil and all. I do not want to deal with this next year and I swear to god, if these things survive the winter, they will make the trek across my yard just to ruin my life again. Do they hibernate? Do they die? Do I need to make a bonfire? I cannot deal with this again next summer.

Where did they come from? What do I do this spring when it's tim

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πŸ‘€︎ u/McNasty420
πŸ“…︎ Nov 09 2020
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Something was ravaging my pepper plant. I finally found the great tomato hornworm culprit!!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/chems4beller
πŸ“…︎ Sep 23 2020
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Tomato hornworm infested with braconid wasp eggs that hatch and eat it from the inside out...
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πŸ‘€︎ u/thedirtymeanie
πŸ“…︎ Aug 15 2020
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A baby tomato hornworm from my garden
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πŸ“…︎ Nov 15 2020
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What is this caterpillar? Tomato hornworm or swallowtail? It had a brown hard looking piece on the other end? Very large
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πŸ‘€︎ u/disrespectfully1
πŸ“…︎ Oct 15 2020
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What kind of hornworm is this? Thought it was a tomato hornworm at first. Location central FL
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πŸ‘€︎ u/ddos24
πŸ“…︎ Oct 31 2020
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Tomato Hornworm covered in wasp eggs
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πŸ‘€︎ u/EthanWS6
πŸ“…︎ Oct 16 2020
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Hornworm tomato
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πŸ‘€︎ u/joebayfocus
πŸ“…︎ Sep 27 2020
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Observation of my pet tomato hornworm now hawk moth, Munchie, and their eating habits.

His name is Munchie because he would constantly bite my finger when I would pick him up as a caterpillar.

He for some reason never was able to unfold his wings when he left his cocoon. They stayed folded up even though he was in an open space.

So, Munchie gets a nectar that's basically just raw honey and water mixed together.

When Munchie is hungry, I used to soak a paper towel in the solution and get him to get his proboscis out.

But now, when he's hungry, he just sticks it out and goes nuts in his little container that I keep him in (he kept flipping himself over in the butterfly mesh thingy, so this keeps him more stable)

Today I literally just let him stick his proboscis in the container with the solution and it took him maybe 2 minutes to get him to eat and retract his proboscis instead of the 10 minutes it takes with the paper towel.

Is this an example of him learning??

Also, I have no idea of this moth's gender but Munchie is a moth and has no concept of gender, so I call him he/they.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/jurvekthebosmer
πŸ“…︎ Dec 04 2020
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Tomato hornworm infected by a parasitic wasp reddit.com/gallery/in1ag6
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πŸ‘€︎ u/aajknowsbest
πŸ“…︎ Sep 05 2020
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Tomato Hornworm serving a great first meal to wasp larvae
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πŸ‘€︎ u/RhunterC
πŸ“…︎ Aug 31 2020
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This tobacco hornworm is an adorable, 3.5” tomato plant-eating menace.
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πŸ“…︎ Aug 12 2020
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Looks just like a hornworm but is called a tomato moth??? Can my bearded dragon eat this? Fucker is huge.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/199513
πŸ“…︎ Sep 21 2020
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πŸ”₯ Katydid making a meal out of a Tomato Hornworm gfycat.com/criminalhatefu…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/5_Frog_Margin
πŸ“…︎ Aug 03 2020
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Someone Get this to Joe and Post Malone ASAP, this ain’t no fucking Carrot. Katydid devouring a tomato Hornworm v.redd.it/c7ry4a51que51
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Jakey_inthe_house
πŸ“…︎ Aug 03 2020
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This monster of a hornworm I found on my tomato plant.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/lxe
πŸ“…︎ Aug 04 2020
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this tomato hornworm, grown chonky on my garden
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πŸ“…︎ Sep 08 2020
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How to remove tomato hornworm WITHOUT harming them
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πŸ‘€︎ u/nictrash
πŸ“…︎ Sep 20 2020
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This tomato hornworm has already had dozens of parasitic wasp larva burst out, begin consuming it, and spin their cocoon on it for metamorphosis into adults. It will die shortly after they emerge. If you see them in your garden and they are infested, leave them be for natural crop defense.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/PancakeBuny
πŸ“…︎ Aug 20 2020
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Is this a tomato hornworm caterpillar?
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πŸ‘€︎ u/jreed66
πŸ“…︎ Sep 13 2020
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend! A hornworm caterpillar that was used a a β€œhost” for wasp larvae on one of my tomato plants.
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πŸ“…︎ Sep 14 2020
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No ID needed but thought you may enjoy this tomato hornworm. Poor guy/gal.
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πŸ“…︎ Oct 05 2020
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πŸ‘€︎ u/dontgotothenorth
πŸ“…︎ Oct 01 2020
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Tomato hornworm paracitized by wasp larve imgur.com/5a1gryB
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Southwind707
πŸ“…︎ Aug 18 2020
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ITAP of a cool caterpillar called a Tomato Hornworm
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πŸ‘€︎ u/A4strA4
πŸ“…︎ Oct 23 2020
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Braconid wasp: lay eggs inside this tomato hornworm, parasitic larvae devour this innards - then emerge and spin cocoons on its dead body.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/enganere
πŸ“…︎ Sep 07 2020
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Tomato hornworm covered in parasitic wasp eggs
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πŸ‘€︎ u/landops
πŸ“…︎ Aug 06 2020
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Certain species for Parasitoid wasps lay eggs inside tomato hornworms, therefore parisitizing and killing the host only to erupt from its mummified flesh! These just happened to save my lunch.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Kenzglo
πŸ“…︎ Sep 11 2020
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πŸ”₯ Parasitic wasp larvae eating their way out of a tomato hornworm in my garden! It's still alive and wriggles when I poke it. These babies are the reason those wormy fuckers haven't been eating my tomatoes all along! Thanks little wasps, keep up the good work! πŸ”₯ reddit.com/gallery/i9a4ry
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πŸ‘€︎ u/dalori87
πŸ“…︎ Aug 13 2020
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A tomato hornworm covered in braconid wasp eggs, in the process of getting eaten alive by them
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πŸ‘€︎ u/fntastk
πŸ“…︎ Aug 11 2020
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Tomato hornworm getting slowly eaten alive by parasitic braconid wasp eggs, which are beginning to hatch.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/fntastk
πŸ“…︎ Aug 12 2020
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πŸ”₯ This unit of a tomato hornworm...neighbor didn't know what tore up her tomato in 2d.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/KyloRensLBD
πŸ“…︎ Jul 25 2020
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The tomato hornworm in my garden from yesterday, today! Braconid wasps starting to hatch. Poor guy is having a very slow death but it beats the destruction of my plants!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/fntastk
πŸ“…︎ Aug 12 2020
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I've found 4 tomato hornworms this morning and am wondering if I should expect to find any more
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Psychobutton
πŸ“…︎ Jul 19 2020
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πŸ”₯ Tomato Hornworm, wrecking my only tomato plant, covered in Braconid Wasp cocoons.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/pigeon_shit
πŸ“…︎ Aug 18 2020
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Tomato Hornworm covered in parasitic Braconid wasp larvae on my Tabasco plant. First time seeing one of these!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/matcubed
πŸ“…︎ Sep 29 2020
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Locating Tomato Hornworms

My wife's tomato plants have a bunch of tomato hornworms and they have been destroying the plants. This afternoon she spent an hour trying to find them and pick them off (we have about a dozen plants so not that many). Tonight I thought, these things have a white stripe, so I wonder if they glow under a black light. I have a black light flashlight, so we went out. The answer is YES, they glow white. The really small ones only glow at the head and tail, but any bigger and the whole worm glow white. Makes them really easy to find! We found about a dozen more in a half hour, so if you've got this problem, might be worth trying. Black light flashlights are on Amazon for $10 to $20.

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πŸ‘€︎ u/TraceofMagenta
πŸ“…︎ Aug 26 2020
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Initially assumed the critter devouring our tomatoes is a tomato hornworm, but it looks like the tobacco hornworm by the descriptions I found online (we have WAY too many tomatoes this year so we are happy to let the little guy/gal indulge :+). SW PA.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/spartman20
πŸ“…︎ Sep 20 2020
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A Tomato Hornworm devours my cherry tomato plant v.redd.it/e6x1e9k1syh51
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πŸ‘€︎ u/loggedout
πŸ“…︎ Aug 19 2020
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Metal in the back garden: Tomato Hornworm covered in larva of the Braconid wasp. Wasp larvae pupate on their host after developing inside the caterpillar. imgur.com/a/PmNpoZ0/
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πŸ“…︎ Sep 08 2020
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ITAP of a Tomato Hornworm
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πŸ‘€︎ u/june-mornings
πŸ“…︎ Aug 24 2020
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This tomato hornworm has parasitic wasp cocoons imgur.com/Y2CfCKX
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πŸ‘€︎ u/gdfishquen
πŸ“…︎ Jul 28 2020
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This Tobacco Hornworm I found munching on the tomato plants.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/DamianDev
πŸ“…︎ Sep 07 2020
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This one is for everybody who’s ever woken up, gone to water the garden and asked β€œwhere the hell did all the leaves on my tomato plant go?” The lizards and I are quickly becoming friends. Damn those hornworms! v.redd.it/u9sawe0b51b51
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πŸ‘€︎ u/bin-fryin
πŸ“…︎ Jul 15 2020
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Biggest tomato hornworm I’ve seen yet
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πŸ‘€︎ u/bebetter14
πŸ“…︎ May 10 2020
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πŸ”₯ Parasitic Wasp Eggs on a Tomato Hornworm
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