Saturday, January 03, 2009
Tomato Hornworm Caterpillars
I won't kill them.
Because tomato hornworms become 5 inch wide hawkmoths like this one:
I also now know that the caterpillar overwinters as a pupa in the soil, emerges as the moth in the late spring, mates and lays eggs, which become tomato hornworm caterpillars. They have two generations per summer. The moths are nocturnal.