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Big Green Caterpillar

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 17:56

Yes, he looks like that, but not quite so large - maybe a teenager, stopped in his tracks!  I'll double check all the fruit in the morning.  Had been feeling quite smug that my tomatoes were better than Monty's!

Big Green Caterpillar

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 15:45

The strange thing is, the tomato plants don't seem to be damaged.  My neighbour's plants however have been really bad this year, she's been thinking the devastation was due to blight, but I'm now wondering if the big fat caterpillar has crawled over the fence having stuffed itself in her greenhouse and he's now discovered a fresh supply of his favourite food!

He's so big I don't have the heart (or stomach) to squash him - at the moment I have him in a box with a selection of leaves! Though he may go back into the recycling bin ready for collection tomorrow.

 

Big Green Caterpillar

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 14:04

Earlier today I put a load of tomato leaves into the recycling bin, and then later I found a big green caterpillar inside the lid.  It's about 2.5cm long, very fat, big green eyes, and has diagonal markings with a spine at the back. 

Does anyone have any suggestions what it might be?  I found links online that showed tomato hornworm, and it looks very similar, but most of the links are from North America.  Do we have tomato hornworm in the UK?

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Big Green Caterpillar

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