Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Green Giant comes to visit...


Look who I found hanging in my Yellow Bells bush.  Isn't he a cutie?  Anyone know what kind of caterpillar this might be? In trying to research it seems it might be a Tomato Horn Worm, but it isn't on the tomato plants and the horn is green, not red.  I left him be...will have to watch and see if he has any buddies nearby.

8 comments:

desertsandbeyond said...

Well, it sure looks like a tomato worm! I used to see them on my grandfather's tomato plants! They had that hook on the end...did you look at Google images and type in tomato worm? Maybe they like other plants, too? Let us know whatever he is!

rohrerbot said...

Hi there,
That's a hornworm for sure....from the Sphinx moths collection. They are so cool....they particularly love the yellow bells and tacoma stans:)

Dominic Gendron said...

This is very impressive animal! Great discovery ;)

Randy Emmitt said...

Hornworms can destroy peppers and tomatoes pretty bad. We feed them to the frogs in the pond!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

That is a big fat worm!!! I remember my Dad always getting them on our tomato plants. Yuck!

Julie said...

WOWZERS! What an amazing creature!!!

Claude said...

It's one of the hornworms... there are several different kinds... they turn into those night flying hawk moths, or sphinx moths... or hummingbird moths... I think what they're called depends on what part of the country they're in...

Cool moths, which are nightflying pollinators of many of the cactus in your part of the world, but the caterpillars can be pretty destructive.

ericat said...

He is lovely! We have our hawk moths over here in South Africa but I have never seen a worm quite the same as that one. So nice to see photos of the small creatures.