Tomato hornworm….that’s some meaty larvae…

August 17, 2009

It's tomato hornworm season. You know, those big fat green striped caterpillars you find on your tomatoes right about now? The ones with the big horn on their backside? Yep. As Nikki and I would describe it if we were having this conversation together...that's some big, fat, meaty, moist, juicy larvae...LOL You have to be careful when you pick these guys off of your plants. If you're not, and you squeezee just a little too tight, they will regurgitate lots of green digestive juices on you a la Alien style. No joke. I usually pick off the tiny branch they are latched on to in order to grab them. Then...they go to the chickens!

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Exhibit A:: The hornworm. Exhibit B:: Mona licking the hornworm, then grossing out.

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Honkers turns up her nose at it. Eunice gives it a try...then gives up.

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Phyllis shows it who's boss. LOL

Btw, hornworms do turn into very cool sphinx months...in case you're wondering.

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