[NAFEX] Hornworms on Apples??
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri May 7 15:38:38 EDT 2004
The Achemon sphinx moth has a caterpillar that looks very much like the
tomato hornworm, but it feeds on non-solanaceous plants. In California it
is often found on grapes. You might have that or another sphinx moth
species, but the true tomato hornworm only feeds on solanaceous plants.
I just found what appears to be a tomato hornworm on my apples. It
seems to be feasting on my very small nickel-sized apples - it eats them
about half-way, and then moves on.
Has anyone ever seen this? It's a first for me - I thought they just
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