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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 28, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Not sure if this poo is too big to be referred to as frass....nonetheless it belongs to somethin eating my peppers. So far the friends here say it's not rabbit droppings. They are each small clusters of smaller balls like the way grapes look. Help ID?
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 28, 2016 10:34 AM CST
Looks to me like tomato hornworm droppings. As big as they appears he is gone off somewhere to pupate and hatch into a moth. U got any tomatoes?
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 28, 2016 10:43 AM CST
Philipwonel said:Looks to me like tomato hornworm droppings. As big as they appears he is gone off somewhere to pupate and hatch into a moth. U got any tomatoes?
Get u some BT its bio. And works great 4 any kind of worms #!!!!!
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I agree It sure dopes look like hornworm droppings.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 28, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Never had Hornworms attack my pepper plants...Only Tomatoes and Daturas...

I have had rats, squirrels, and birds going after peppers... Maybe one of those? Not birds, but the rats or squirrels?
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 29, 2016 7:54 AM CST
terrafirma said:Never had Hornworms attack my pepper plants...Only Tomatoes and Daturas...

I have had rats, squirrels, and birds going after peppers... Maybe one of those? Not birds, but the rats or squirrels?


I picked hornworms off the pepper plants this summer... Moved them over to the black nightshade that I provide for them. They become beautiful moths that fly at dusk.... Huge moths!
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 29, 2016 8:12 AM CST
I agree stone, the moths are beautiful! I saw your pics in the thread gross, gross, gross... Gorgeous! Thumbs up
Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 30, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Thanks all! Im going back out to play in the dirt today and may have more answers and questions as well. Thank You! Hurray!
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