One thing we especially love here at Flea market Gardening is our wildlife, which is proved when looking at our Butterflies, Birds, Bugs and Bullfrogs album on the Facebook page! We love our bugs!
I found the healthiest tomato worm ever… a little late …he’s obviously been feasting all summer. Interesting how he seems to have little eyes all along his vibrant green body! You are what you eat, I guess…. Goodness, look at my grubby gardening fingers!
Nancy K. Meyer ….Camouflaged, so the birds don’t eat him while he is eating your tomatoes! (I learned that in Science class
Brenda Swink Bartholomew My chickens love these!
Sheila Baucom Greene Wow… he is a nice one!
Marin Peterson Yikes!!! I thought it was fake…my personal opinion only, but your not squeezing it hard enough!
Sarah Miller Olson Nice one? There IS no nice one!!
Debbie Lazaroff Disgusting critter!
Sue Gerdes Aren’t they just the plumpest caterpillars? As a kid I remember picking those off the tomato plants crazy big and my favorite color too.
Julie Brown They are still part of God’s magnificent creation and fascinating. What did you do with him, Sue?
Cindy St Clair Martino This thing is huge!! but I’m sure he enjoyed your tomatoes!!
Marie Niemann Boy he’s a keeper! Wonder if they taste like a green tomato? Give him to Tractor Man to go fishin`.. I mean catchin` with.
Teresa Kiker I had one of those on a pepper plant and he cleaned it before I had a clue. He even ate the RED peppers. I know first hand he was a burning up too !! Them peppers are H O T… HOTT !
Stephanie Waymen I put them on a plate in the garden for the birds. I’m surprised you had any tomatoes at all with that monster hanging around. I’ve seen them eat an entire plant over night.
BTW, if anyone wants to know if they have horn worms around, don’t bother looking for them, they camouflage well. Instead, look for a pile of black, squared pellets, look up from there, you’ll find the green junky.
Wendy Willey He will turn into a beautiful Butterfly one day! Oh, yes???
Amy Sills Hunter My turtles LOVE those!
Pat Kelley Bradshaw How did he survive the birds long enough to get that big? Unusual.
Get Busy Gardening Yuck!!
Mrinmoyee Hossen How did you catch that? I am afraid of these…
Amanda Mcmurrey Tomato horn worms SUCK!
Laura Leigh Wow! That’s a healthy one!
Jeanne Jayne He’s gross but I wouldn’t kill him…trying to make a living like all of us…
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Well, I’m afraid Mr. Worm has had enough tomatoes,…he ended up in the bird feeder box to take his chances. I’d be surprised if he makes it back to the tomatoes,…maybe I should have put him on a leash! 🙂 Sue
Robin’s Nest Boy, is he ever so bright green and cute
Karen Geiger Read in an article that they turn into hummingbird moths. We have had so many of them this year. They devoured a plant or two before we found them.
Kathy Robinson Catfish love them.
Kelly B Toadvine If you had let the horn worm go ahead with his plan he would have become a lovely sphinx moth, as a moth he is a night pollitnator for some flowers
Aubrey Toadvine Ewww… Why’d you pick him up?
Worm transformation What do tomato worms turn into?
Tomato worms turn into Five-spotted Hawk moths,…not so desirable as the impressive Hummingbird moth. Here are both, the hummingbird moth photographed by the clever Annie Steen. ~~ Sue