Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tobacco Hornworm

I did not take this photo. I am currently without a camera. I did, however, get it from a very helpful site: http://doorgarden.com/07/tobacco-horn-worm
Since I am without a camera, I am just going to talk about these guys. I have one now in a cigar box with some of the less healthy leaves from my tomato plant. I found TWO of these guys tonight. I yelled and screamed at them, but they pretty much ignored me. One I put in the road and later visit. I think these guys are weird. Here are the reasons why:
1. Apparently, there are parasitic wasps that like to make tobacco hornworms the place to lay their eggs.
2. Their poop looks ridiculous. (check the website for photo) I didn't even know they did that!
3. They have to burrow into the ground in order to become a moth. Which brings me to my last point:
4. The moth they become is often mistaken for a humming bird. 

1 comment:

  1. My favorite post so far. You should start a hate group for Hornworms. I would join... they sound like real butt holes. A moth that is mistaken for a hummingbird is just scary. Down with Hornworms!