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Roseli Vieira's picture

Green Horned Caterpillar

This guy was found munching on our tomato plants.

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Yes, those things will destroy a tomato plant in one day. I hate them with a passion. Great Shot though

For tomato growers Farmer’s Almanac recommend interplanting Dill, or Basil; or marigolds as companion plants.

I have both.., nevertheless, you have to stay on top of your plants 🌱

Roseli, great detail, true to life color. wondering about the background bright spot just left of the caterpillar?
Did you bring it indoors to photograph?

These guy love those nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, tobacco, chiles, … etc.) I found one devouring a hallucinogenic species of nightshade and began to study, photograph and film it.
Chomp, chomp, chomp, pause, convulsion, pause chomp, chomp, chomp … pause and repeat. It was fascinating to watch, kind of funny too.

I left for awhile looking for other subjects, returning a couple of hours later I trouble locating this plant that was about 3 feet square.

For tomato growers Farmer’s Almanac recommend interplanting Dill, or Basil; or marigolds as companion plants.