Tomato Hornworms

Tomatoe Hornworms with Sensible Gardening

The first time I sighted a tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) I could hardly believe my eyes. About to pick off a beautiful ripe tomato my fingers lightly brushed against this garden monster. I really thought I must have come across some rare mutant caterpillar, but upon a little investigation I realized this creature is all too common in the vegetable…

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