I found worms like these, known in insect circles as tomato horn worms, on my tomato plants this past weekend. Ack! I freaked out at first, because they’re so big and squishy, and they have little sucker things on the bottom that make them hard to pull off the plants. Ewwwww! I hate worms. Anyway, I emailed pictues of the little tomato fiends to my friend Jerome Goddard, who teaches entomology at Mississippi State University, and he identified them for me and told me how to get rid of them. Hello, sevin dust. My plants now look like they’re covered in soot, but the worms are gone. Yay, yay, yay!
These worms just creeped me out. We found five of them, plus one smaller one that was dark green with long black stripes that resembled a catalpa worm.
Now…back to working on my current WIP…a plot with no worms involved. lol