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Can you see the culprit?

Posted by rayinpenn 6 (RayMills@ThePrudentGardener.com) on
Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 13:44

I call the first few shots beauty in the beast. There is no doubt there is real beauty in the camouflage of this little fella.


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RE: Can you see the culprit?

You can stare right at them and completely miss them.


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RE: Can you see the culprit?

I don't mind them eating some foliage, but this year they seemed to have a real taste for the green fruit. Many years I only have a couple and I will let them be, they are very beautiful in their way. Nice pictures!


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RE: Can you see the culprit?

Surprisingly, I spotted my first ever hornworm this summer, and I saw it on the top of my tomato plant from 50 feet away. I think it was more the big lump on a thin branch that give it away though.


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I hear you. This year I had some in my tomatoes and found one in my peppers. They can do a lot of damage in a hurry.
I found another one just this morning and I have been looking for him for several days.


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RE: Can you see the culprit?

Pro-Tip: Hornworms glow umder blacklight just like scorpions. Makes finding them a piece of cake after dark.


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