Thursday, August 28, 2008

They Finally Arrived

All summer we've been waiting to see these guys on our tomato plants. We've been warned and put on notice but haven't seen much of anything besides bees, wasps, moths and grasshoppers. Until today. We went to check on our plants this evening and my eye went right to this big guy. There were actually two of them and most likely even more since they blend in so well with the greenery. They're called horn worms. If they weren't so bad for our tomatoes and so fat and squishy I might actually like them. They have really neet legs/feet and an unusual eye-like pattern on their sides. We're going to let them be. Our tomato plants are about done anyway.

3 Super Awesome Commenters Said:

Loren said...

That's very generous of you to share your tomato plants with the horn worms!

Lyndsay said...

Isn't it, though? Ha! Really, I'm not touching those things and I wouldn't know what to do with it when I got it off the plant anyway. Take it to the street? Put it in the trash? I have no idea.

mom said...

So how did you decide to get rid of those prehistoric looking wiggly creatures?