Last evening THE STONE RABBIT and I went out to harvest a few more of the cherry tomatoes from the plant in the pot. . .our first ever attempt at "farming". :)
I soon realized something had stripped all of the leaves from the upper part of the plant. Taking a closer look I saw THESE THINGS chomping away on one of our red jewels!!! I was startled, to say the least, as they really do blend right in with the plant.
After posting photos on Facebook of these critters, I was quickly informed they are called horned tomato worms!! Someone else shared that they eventually turn into large, beautiful moths.
Since our plant was nearing the end of its life-cycle, we decided to help these worms/catepillars out with their life-cycles and leave them alone. However, NEXT YEAR I will be on the lookout for them and I will not let them snarf down too many tomatoes before I do something about it! :)
We did pick a few green ones that the worms hadn't nibbled on. They are in the window sill. . .hoping they will turn red in a few days!
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