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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my tomato hornworm, Posie eating a potato! as i’m writing this, she’s in her cocoon and in the process of becoming a moth!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/rattyhealy102
πŸ“…︎ Jan 11 2020
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Tomato Hornworm that has been consumed by parasitic braconid wasp larvae. They have hatched from their cocoons and will continue the cycle.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Pardusco
πŸ“…︎ Sep 17 2021
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A tomato hornworm in my garden covered with parasitic wasp cocoons. [Eastern Kansas] reddit.com/gallery/pdgyks
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πŸ‘€︎ u/violinqueenjanie
πŸ“…︎ Aug 28 2021
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Mummified remains of Tomato Hornworm thanks to braconid wasp cocoons. (Dang camera won't focus on what I want and it was gone when I went back)
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πŸ‘€︎ u/gnossos_p
πŸ“…︎ Jul 01 2021
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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‘€︎ u/visbygram
πŸ“…︎ Sep 14 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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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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Tomato hornworm with parasitic wasp larvae cocooned after eating the caterpillar from the inside.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/mcs732
πŸ“…︎ Nov 11 2019
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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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Braconid wasps cocooned on a hornworm in my tomato plant.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Cepholarcastic
πŸ“…︎ Aug 25 2019
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If you find Tomato Hornworms that are covered with Brachonid Wasp cocoons, let them be. The tiny wasps will emerge and protect your garden from more caterpillars.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/ryanthebugman
πŸ“…︎ Jun 30 2020
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A tomato hornworm from my garden covered in parasitic wasp cocoons
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Matsudachan
πŸ“…︎ Sep 12 2018
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hornworm in cocoon for MONTHS.. still alive?!!? what to do? (more in comments)
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πŸ‘€︎ u/wjfnwodnekdbwidne
πŸ“…︎ May 18
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noticed one of my moths has a bit of the cocoon suck to his head and I was curious if that can cause any trouble? I’ve had a few issue with this batch of moths I bought the hornworms on sale and they had clearly not had food for awhile and few pupated to early (one of which emerged surprisingly) v.redd.it/oxibxqtzikw81
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πŸ‘€︎ u/VinylDeers
πŸ“…︎ Apr 30
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πŸ”₯ Tomato worm with wasp larvae. They feed on the inside of the worm until the wasp is ready to pupate. The wasps will kill the hornworms when they emerge from their cocoons.
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πŸ“…︎ Aug 10 2019
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Wasp cocoons on a tomato hornworm.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/BaNeKaN_808
πŸ“…︎ Jul 17 2018
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TIL Hornworm Catarpillars on my tomato are the walking dead when little white rice looking things appear on their backs. Those things are actually cocoons of pupating Braconid Wasps, which are harmless to humans but a parasitoid of the worms. aggie-horticulture.tamu.e…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/daaave33
πŸ“…︎ May 22 2019
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πŸ”₯ Braconid wasps lay their eggs inside the tomato hornworm then the larvae eat the host caterpillar's insides. The larvae then burrow OUT of the caterpillar and make white cocoons on the skinπŸ”₯
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πŸ‘€︎ u/zucchini_bird
πŸ“…︎ Jul 12 2018
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Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar carrying garden-friendly Cotesia Congregata Wasp cocoons across my yard. The wasps, which are tiny and do not sting, will eat the caterpillar and lay more eggs, thus helping your garden to stay healthy. You can attract c.c. wasps by planting catnip, dill, a/o fennel.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/-twistedflatcat-
πŸ“…︎ Feb 26 2020
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Wasp cocoons growing through tomato hornworm after eggs were laid inside... i.reddituploads.com/52182…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/DenWaz
πŸ“…︎ Sep 27 2016
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These braconid wasp cocoons erupting out of a tomato hornworm caterpillar
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πŸ‘€︎ u/ac0380
πŸ“…︎ Jul 25 2018
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Tomato hornworm with wasp cocoons [2611x3024] [OC] imgur.com/Ka4ZHZy
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πŸ‘€︎ u/msltoe
πŸ“…︎ Aug 12 2016
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OMG one of my tobacco hornworms has made it to cocoon stage! I’m so excited :D
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πŸ‘€︎ u/ImACursedBug
πŸ“…︎ Mar 07
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I didn’t want that tomato plant anyways. Tomato hornworm.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/SkydivingCamel
πŸ“…︎ May 18
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Tobacco hornworm feeding on a tomato πŸ… I love how they change color depending on what they eat v.redd.it/yf7ji8gclru81
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πŸ‘€︎ u/mercyds27
πŸ“…︎ Apr 20
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If you let those tomato hornworms grow they eventually change into a big ole moth!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/gnossos_p
πŸ“…︎ May 27
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Found Some tomato hornworms in my jalapeΓ±os this morning
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πŸ‘€︎ u/anotherflguy
πŸ“…︎ Apr 30
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Found a couple of these while tilling, tomato hornworms i believe, just not sure the best way to destroy them. Any advice?
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πŸ‘€︎ u/MainelyOrcadian
πŸ“…︎ Apr 20
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πŸ› This Tobacco Hornworm has become host to the Hornworm Parasitoid Wasp. It’s larvae have made their way out of their host and are spinning into their own cocoon like forms. reddit.com/gallery/pxjnbi
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πŸ‘€︎ u/MycologyNerd-
πŸ“…︎ Sep 29 2021
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Tomato hornworm, tobacco hornworm or neither? Qld Australia
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πŸ‘€︎ u/b0xlid
πŸ“…︎ Mar 18
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I know this is a tomato hornworm, but why is it black? (Denver, Colorado, USA)
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πŸ‘€︎ u/BiologyBuff
πŸ“…︎ Oct 19 2021
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Natural pest control. Hornworm who was snacking on my tomatoes covered in parasitic wasp eggs.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/bigcaulkcharisma
πŸ“…︎ Sep 02 2021
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T vagans gives this tomato hornworm eight thumbs up!
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πŸ‘€︎ u/zenzic64
πŸ“…︎ Feb 19
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The hornworm ate my tomato plant, then the parasitic wasps ate him.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/chickfilaura
πŸ“…︎ Oct 01 2021
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Braconid wasp cocoons on a tobacco hornworm reddit.com/gallery/pg8yfr
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πŸ‘€︎ u/raskolnikov2000
πŸ“…︎ Sep 02 2021
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Parasitic Wasp Cocoons on a Hornworm Caterpillar reddit.com/gallery/p0neai
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πŸ‘€︎ u/intro-vertigo
πŸ“…︎ Aug 08 2021
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Shiny tomato hornworm. Non-shiny version in second photo. reddit.com/gallery/qbt1vw
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Yayitselizabeth
πŸ“…︎ Oct 20 2021
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Anyone able to tell me what this guy is? Found him chillin by my doorbell. Thought it might be a tomato hornworm but he doesn’t have a horn? reddit.com/gallery/piii33
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πŸ‘€︎ u/JACrouton
πŸ“…︎ Sep 05 2021
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Found this guy in my cherry tomato plants. My toddler (4) made him a little house and says we have to keep him. So now I’m raising a tomato hornworm caterpillar. πŸ™ƒ v.redd.it/91p7md2ta5q71
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πŸ‘€︎ u/OSUJillyBean
πŸ“…︎ Sep 28 2021
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This Tomato Hornworm is covered in the eggs of a parasitic braconid wasp. The hornworm will soon be slowly eaten alive by the wasp larvae.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Pardusco
πŸ“…︎ Aug 14 2021
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Tomato hornworm in my garden, ravaged by parasitic wasp eggs
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Spiffy313
πŸ“…︎ Oct 23 2021
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Been battling hornworms recently and finally I think it's under control but these bottom branches are yellowing and looking quite bad, should I trim them? Also added a photo of the first tomato growing on it, my first time growing anything and I'm very proud of myself haha reddit.com/gallery/sx2klk
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Ichimonji_
πŸ“…︎ Feb 20
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Tomato hornworm caterpillar being devoured alive by braconid wasp larvae. Found on my ghost pepper plant
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πŸ‘€︎ u/BlurpleNurplez
πŸ“…︎ Jul 06 2021
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