What is this creature?

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Found on one of my tomato plants. Is it a tomato hornworm?

    Ok. I can't upload the photo. "Image is too large". I have tried taking a second photo & uploading , receiving the same message.

    It appears to be a light green catarpiller, 2-3 inches long with tiny white projectiles coming out of it.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Taking another photo won't make it any smaller, you need to get a photo image editor so you can make the photo the size that the GS software will handle.
    It sounds like one...do a google search for tomato hornworm and see if it's the same.
     
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    You should see where it has devoured many of the leaves !
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    I just Googled it. It is indeed a tomato hornworm but with braconid wasp cocoons on its back!! That apparently will gobble up this huge ugly creature when they emerge from their cocoons. Having written this, I will promptly put it back in the garden!
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    You must like living dangerously !
     
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    Good thing you didn't destroy it. I treasure those. my helper picked one off the tomatoes yesterday and didn't know what it was either... I put it back in the tomatoes.
     
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