Thursday, August 1, 2013

Attack of the Tomato Hornworm!

© 2013 Nina Pultorak
(Click to enlarge - Escape to exit)

© 2013 Nina Pultorak
(Click to enlarge - Escape to exit)


Master Gardener Nina Pultorak saw a few large Tomato Hornworms (Manduca quinquemaculata) in her vegetable garden last week and was kind enough to take these wonderful photographs for us.  Thank you, Nina!

You can read all about this juicy little pest -- and what it looks like in its moth stage -- in these nice publications from Cornell University and Purdue University:

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