Tomato Hornworm Under Attack

By: Carrie Cahill Mulligan

May 08 2008

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Category: garden, insect, macro, New Hampshire, summer, vegetable

1 Comment

Focal Length:5.8mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot SD1000

Tomato hornworms inspire fear and dread in any organic gardener. Nothing can decimate tomato plants faster, and nothing is quite so gruesome to kill.

Unless the dread worm contracts a case of parasites… then Hooray! I don’t have to squish the juicy bug after all…

We simply wait for the Braconid wasps to emerge from their cocoons to finish their host for us…

It’s garden karma, and it’s good.

One comment on “Tomato Hornworm Under Attack”

  1. Genuinely creepy, but great photo!

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