Monday, June 27, 2011

Mean Green!

They appear overnight and do much damage........

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On most evenings I water my tomato plants and look carefully around the pots for "the sign"

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The sign is easily spotted unlike the worm....I skipped one evening and darn if that wasn't the night they devoured the tops of my plants. They go for the newest leaves and can strip a plant in no time! They blend with the leaves and stems and are very hard to see. If you do find one, keep searching, there will be more.

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I am baffled at where these critters come from?

15 comments:

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

NO WAY!!! Awful little things!!! How do you rid the plants of them! YUK!

Solar Powered said...

Awful, what are they? No tomatos on my plant :(

Alison said...

OH NO! My plants starting turing yellow over night. I will go look for the sign! You better get out the seven dust.

Laurie Skillern said...

Tomato Hornworm check out my post http://skillern.net/wordpress/?p=5198 there's a link leading to information on the destructive critters.

MarieElizabeth said...

Wow, those are some active critters. I have never seen those on my plants before, interesting and I hope you find a way to stop them.

Grandmother said...

Too bad it's so destructive, it's quite beautiful.

Farmchick said...

I had some red, squishy worms on my tomato plants, but not these guys!

Betsy said...

Ewww! And is that a big stinger on the end of their bodies? Awful!!

EG Wow said...

How cruel! They really do strip the plant!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Yucko! I do hate those wormy things! I have only two tomato plants and so far, so good, but I will be extra-vigilant seeing what destruction they can do.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Me, too, Nanny!! And, they can devour so many leaves so quickly!! But, where oh, where do they come from?? Hate 'em! I don't have any plants they are interested in this year. Last year they wiped out half my basil before I even knew what happened!

grammy said...

I have not seen one in years...
maybe it is to cold and dry here?
I have a little bug cage and the kids can never find anything to put in it (o:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh no! Are they caterpillars and do they at least turn into beautiful butterflies one day? The only bug I've had problems with is one that likes dill and eats it all up.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Awesome...!

Deb said...

it's like they just appear...