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Post  Josh on 8/10/2011, 11:54 am

I found them on a honeysuckle vine.

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Post  ModernDayBetty on 8/10/2011, 12:03 pm

Isn't it just a hornworm? I believe there are slight variations in color. Could be wrong.

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Post  Goosegirl on 8/10/2011, 1:42 pm

Snowberry Clearwing Moth pic matches this - range is all over the US. I have tried to post the pic below, but it may just put a link in. Looks like a match to me.



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Post  camprn on 8/10/2011, 1:44 pm

GG, no link seen Sad

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Post  Goosegirl on 8/10/2011, 1:46 pm

@camprn wrote:GG, no link seen Sad



Sorry - I was editing because I couldn't get the link to work!

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Post  Goosegirl on 8/10/2011, 1:47 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:

Snowberry Clearwing Moth pic matches this - range is all over the US. I have tried to post the pic below, but it may just put a link in. Looks like a match to me.



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Post  camprn on 8/10/2011, 1:49 pm

Good find GG! Very Happy

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Post  Goosegirl on 8/10/2011, 2:19 pm

@camprn wrote:Good find GG! Very Happy



http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/identification_tools



this site is cool - it gives a list of choices, you check color, markings, identifiers (tail, horns) and it gives you choices that could match up!

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Post  Josh on 8/10/2011, 2:54 pm

Thanks for finding it! It turns into a hummingbird moth!

And they do look like the tomato horn worm, they were much smaller, but I'm sure they get big too.

I went out to look on the tomato plants and good thing I did cause there is one of the tomato worms as big as my hand and it stripped the tomato plant of it's leaves, no way I'm touching that thing! It gives me the creeps just looking at it! affraid

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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  Tril on 8/11/2011, 7:49 am

If you found one... there are many you haven't found. Those moths lay LOTS of eggs. Look for holes in your tomato leaves. Carefully turn those leaves over. Tom hornworm babies are TINY. Get them before they grow big! I also find them by looking for their poop on the leaves. The babies' poop looks like ground black pepper. The bigger the worm, the bigger the poop. You'll know what you're look for above the poop based on the size of it. I do this AM and PM. After my morning search I knock the poop off the leaves. If there's more in the evening, I know I missed a worm that morning. I'm down to finding just one or two small worms a day now. Smile

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Post  NaturesApprentice on 8/11/2011, 11:35 am

@Tril wrote:If you found one... there are many you haven't found. Those moths lay LOTS of eggs. Look for holes in your tomato leaves. Carefully turn those leaves over. Tom hornworm babies are TINY. Get them before they grow big! I also find them by looking for their poop on the leaves. The babies' poop looks like ground black pepper. The bigger the worm, the bigger the poop. You'll know what you're look for above the poop based on the size of it. I do this AM and PM. After my morning search I knock the poop off the leaves. If there's more in the evening, I know I missed a worm that morning. I'm down to finding just one or two small worms a day now. Smile



Do they like sage, too? My Romas are pretty much untouched, but in the adjacent square is my sage and I found exactly what you describe on that this morning.



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Post  Tril on 8/11/2011, 2:43 pm

I don't know about sage... but I found three on my potatoes today! So far, they're chewing on my tomatoes, potatoes and green peppers.

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Post  Goosegirl on 8/11/2011, 2:54 pm

@Tril wrote:I don't know about sage... but I found three on my potatoes today! So far, they're chewing on my tomatoes, potatoes and green peppers.



Makes sense, they are all Nightshade family.

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