hornworm

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Related to tomato hornworms: Manduca quinquemaculata

horn·worm

 (hôrn′wûrm′)
n.
The caterpillar of a hawkmoth, having a hornlike structure on the last abdominal segment. Some hornworms are agricultural pests.

hornworm

(ˈhɔːnˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) the hawk-moth caterpillar

horn•worm

(ˈhɔrnˌwɜrm)

n.
the larva of any of several hawk moths, having a hornlike process at the rear of the abdomen.
[1670–80]
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Borage planted with tomatoes keeps the tomato hornworms away.
In his article, he talks about controlling green tomato hornworms by picking them each morning.
Regularly handpick slugs, snails, tomato hornworms, and other pests from edible plants.
The worms were likely tomato hornworms, which are quite common on tomatoes and may be found, less commonly, on peppers, eggplants, tobacco and potatoes.
Sometimes rabbits eat the lettuce, and tomato hornworms eat the tomato plants.
There are many types of parasitic wasps whose larvae feed on problem insects such as aphids, tomato hornworms and cabbageworms.
Other edible insects include meal worms, tomato hornworms, katydids, beetle grubs, locusts, and grasshoppers.
Compounds produced by genetically engineered trichomes might someday give tomato plants more robust resistance to insect enemies like whiteflies or tomato hornworms.
They hunt down and consume impressive numbers of insect prey and their eggs, especially pest caterpillars such as cabbageworms, tomato hornworms, tent caterpillars, and com earworms.
A couple of problems I have on any given year with my tomato plants are green tomato hornworms and mold.
Pests that haven't become overwhelming in number and are big enough to spot easily, such as slugs, tomato hornworms and other worm-type pests, are prime candidates for handpicking.
They also fret about the weather, tomato hornworms, and blossom-end rot.