during the night my tomato plant was eaten alive!
by TWO tomato hornworm caterpillars. YIKES! they're huge! 4" long!
i thought i might just pluck them off...but they've already eaten the tomatoes, stems, leaves...
i decided to just let them finish devouring...as there's no hope for the plant!
then again if i leave them...they'll just lay more eggs and they'll still be hanging around when i replace my tomato plants this weekend. i just can't seem to be able to pluck 'em and kill 'em....even though they're considered a pest. here's a picture of the adult hornworm moth (pic courtesy of UF).
at least we had many tasty tomatoes!! :]