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#3350337 - 09/07/13 10:50 AM Name This Critter!
gil1
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I actually know what it is, but I thought it would be fun to post the question. They are on my tomato plants. Or at least they were. ;\)






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#3350346 - 09/07/13 11:05 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: gil1]
TNDeerGuy
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Hornworm
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#3350385 - 09/07/13 11:44 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: TNDeerGuy]
brmaster
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GUTSY, (after you kill it anyway)
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#3350430 - 09/07/13 12:36 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: brmaster]
DaveB
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I used to pick them and take them to the sidewalk or driveway. The heat makes them uncomfortable. The move pretty quick.

My Wife did not want to spray so she grabbed a hot pepper and squeezed the juice on one. They don't like that, either.

They can eat like nothing I have ever seen. Biggest one I have found was nearly 4 inches long.

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#3350631 - 09/07/13 02:46 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: DaveB]
Nimrod777
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#3354079 - 09/10/13 02:13 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: Nimrod777]
plinker22
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Ugly critter. Great pictures though.

Shrek would eat them.
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#3354262 - 09/10/13 05:32 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: plinker22]
Wobblyshot1
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Tobacco hornworm....they love tomatoes too. Tomatoes and tobacco have some genetic kinship.
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#3354280 - 09/10/13 05:53 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: Wobblyshot1]
Diehard Hunter
CRAMP
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Carolina sphinx moth larvae.
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#3354631 - 09/10/13 09:30 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: Diehard Hunter]
catman529
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Tobacco hornworm - Carolina sphinx moth - manduca sexta, picked 2 off my plants today. One had parasitic wasp cocoons all over it. I used to raise them to adult moths, they are cool looking. But can destroy a tomato plant.
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#3354634 - 09/10/13 09:31 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: Wobblyshot1]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Wobblyshot1
Tobacco hornworm....they love tomatoes too. Tomatoes and tobacco have some genetic kinship.
yep both are of the nightshade family, as are potatoes, tomatillos, peppers, eggplant
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#3358159 - 09/13/13 01:09 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: catman529]
AROD
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We always called them tobacco worms. Be glad you didn't find a pack saddle lol
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#3358669 - 09/13/13 09:57 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: catman529]
ntimad8r
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Catfish Bait
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#3360024 - 09/15/13 10:17 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: ntimad8r]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Manduca quinquemaculata AKA The tomato hornworm (a close relative to the tobacco hornworm) it is the offspring of the 5 spotted hawkmoth.

They seem to be a very big problem this yr. I never had them in my garden in 30 yrs of planting, this yr. I was infested with them. Them and squash bore worms, lost my entire squash crop to those rotten little buggers.

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#3360282 - 09/15/13 04:21 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
Manduca quinquemaculata AKA The tomato hornworm (a close relative to the tobacco hornworm) it is the offspring of the 5 spotted hawkmoth.

They seem to be a very big problem this yr. I never had them in my garden in 30 yrs of planting, this yr. I was infested with them. Them and squash bore worms, lost my entire squash crop to those rotten little buggers.

FDXX75
never seen a m quinquemaculata in person myself. Only seen m sexta and always on the maters.
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#3436851 - 11/05/13 07:19 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: catman529]
infoman jr.
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Looks like a Fred to me.
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#3530257 - 01/04/14 10:03 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: infoman jr.]
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Have to say...its a purdy one, bugs are cool to me, most have some serious camo & the fake eyes to discourage predators is realistic.
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#3530305 - 01/04/14 10:40 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: catman529]
KENBOB10
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Really, really good in stir fry.
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#3530342 - 01/04/14 11:06 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: FOX FIRE]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: FOX FIRE
Have to say...its a purdy one, bugs are cool to me, most have some serious camo & the fake eyes to discourage predators is realistic.
have you seen the tiger swallowtail caterpillar? Talk about fake eyes.
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#3604195 - 03/02/14 08:27 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: catman529]
Hawk
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That is a tomato defoliating worm. They are very efficient at it.

Better than roundup.
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#3616562 - 03/15/14 03:24 AM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: Nimrod777]
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Franklin

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#3616729 - 03/15/14 12:31 PM Re: Name This Critter! [Re: catman529]
brmaster
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Fish Bait
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