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Name: ash
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Jul 5, 2015 10:45 PM CST
Well this big caterpillar got very big and very healthy eating away the tomato plants, good thing I have plenty more... . does anyone know the name of this kind of caterpillar? And how to keep it away from my plants? I had heard they are tomato eating caterpillars and that they sting... he did have a huge stinger..
My husband just nicely moved him far away from the garden...
Sticking tongue out
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Jul 5, 2015 10:49 PM CST
Tobacco horn worm

They can't sting.

Around here they rarely make it to pupate, the wasps larvae eat them up!
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Name: Jim D
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Jul 5, 2015 11:00 PM CST
Various Sphinx and Hawkmoth are the result of Hornworms , averaging about 30 species , Set them in a nearby tree , they will find another host ..
Mine are a rather large size sphinx moth when I get them ,
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Name: Melanie Long
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Jul 6, 2015 6:09 AM CST


Jim, the tobacco hornworm only eats things in the nightshade family so you can't just stick him in a tree to find another host. He will eat eggplant, brugmansia, datura, nightshade, etc. But not most trees.
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Name: ash
Bee Lover
Jul 6, 2015 7:58 AM CST
Thank You!

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