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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]
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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]
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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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