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Manduca quinquemaculata – Tomato Worm

Written By: Michael - Sep• 01•15
Manduca quinquemaculata, try saying that five times fast.  As I have been caring for my plants I thought I was lucky this year, I didn’t see any tomato worms.  Well the day came and when I found the worm, I was shocked to see how big it was.  I was really happy to see I got the worm, I also noticed it’s poops.  They are like 1/8 inch squares, so now when I see the poops I start looking for the worm.  The easiest way to deal with this type of worm is to constantly work with your plants and trim your plants.  Trimming is really the best way to find them.  They like to hide under leaves to avoid being seen and to protect them from the sun.  If you look at the picture below you’ll see white claws this is the front or head of this little monster.  They can and will eat tomatoes and the plant too!
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