Tomato Hornworm

Tomato Hornworm (wasp larvae lunch menu item)

This poor unfortunate fellow is a tomato hornworm.  You can see his horn on the left.  Unfortunately for him (I will dispatch him to the netherworld), he has become food for the wasp larvae that look like Q-tips attached to his body.

If you are unfamiliar with a tomato hornworm, it is likely  because you have never grown tomatoes.  These voracious eaters can strip a plant down to nothing overnight.  That they become food for for wasp larvae is one of Nature's cruelest cumuppances.


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