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Tomato > Insects over 1"

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  • Image: Tomato Hornworms 1
  • Image: Tomato Hornworms 2

Tomato Hornworms

  • Damage occurs July through September
  • Chews holes in tomato fruit
  • Chews leaves, can completely defoliate plants
  • Caterpillar grows up to 4 inches long
  • Caterpillar is green with white marking and a conspicuous 'tail' on the tip of the abdomen
  • More information on Tomato Hornworms
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  • Image: Corn Earworm 1
  • Image: Corn Earworm 2

Corn Earworm
also called tomato fruitworm

  • Damage occurs during August and September
  • Chews holes in tomato fruits
  • Caterpillars grow up to 2 inches long
  • Color may vary from brown to yellow, green, or black with 3 or 4 black strips on the sides of the body
  • More on corn earworm

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