Vegetables and Fruit forum: Those wonderful worms

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Name: Tom
Southern Maine (Zone 5a)
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Tom
Jul 29, 2012 1:54 PM CST
Just noticed some of my pepper plants being trimmed! Found these healthy looking Horn worms hanging out.....guess those buggers will be turned into compost now!Thumb of 2012-07-29/Tom/658ee0
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mom2goldens
Jul 29, 2012 3:14 PM CST
I am so glad I haven't had a problem with these guys. They are so big, they totally skeeve me out Glare
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crittergarden
Jul 29, 2012 3:28 PM CST
Skeeve? a new word for me.
And WHOA what a large worm! I've heard of hornworms but had no idea they were so BIG!
I'm not easily "skeeved out", but that just might do it!
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Shannon
Jul 29, 2012 3:56 PM CST
Aren't they Phoenix moth's ?
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crittergarden
Jul 29, 2012 4:04 PM CST
YES! sort of.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05517.html
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Newyorkrita
Jul 29, 2012 5:55 PM CST
Not so wonderful for the poor plants being eaten on. Thumbs down
Name: Tom
Southern Maine (Zone 5a)
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Tom
Jul 29, 2012 6:29 PM CST
i pay my kids to go out in the garden to pick these and japanese beetles off our plants Smiling
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tveguy3
Jul 29, 2012 6:47 PM CST
My Turkeys love to go through the garden and pick off the Japanese beatles. Now if they would leave the newly sprouting corn alone,I'd be happy.
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Name: Tom
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Tom
Jul 29, 2012 7:04 PM CST
i wish we could have hens......stinking association we live in wont allow them Grumbling
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Newyorkrita
Jul 29, 2012 7:49 PM CST
No chickens allowed here in our town either. I would have them in a heartbeat if it was legal.
Name: Tom
Southern Maine (Zone 5a)
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Tom
Jul 30, 2012 5:25 PM CST
This Horn worm had wasp eggs on it Smiling ........die little worm!Thumb of 2012-07-30/Tom/a2427b
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Benjamin Franklin’s admonition made over 200 years ago when he said, “Security and freedom are not the same thing… in fact just the opposite. The more security you seek, the less freedom you have. The people with the most security are in jail. That’s why they call it maximum security.”
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 30, 2012 5:30 PM CST
Oh, wow does that look gross.

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