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Wow, that's a good question. I know that Monarchs, for example, have toxins in their bodies.
But apparently tomato horn worms are okay.
I see the need for a new kind of encyclopedia - the encyclopedia of edible invertebrates!
Okay, someone already did this for the Pacific Northwest.
Edited by Amiga - 5/17/16 at 7:32pm
@Amiga, I wish my ducks could eat the tomato hornworms but I've read that since the tomato plants (in the nightshade family) are poisonous to ducks, and the worms concentrate the plant toxin in their blood, ducks cannot eat the hornworms. It's too bad because their big juicy sizes would've been good eating for my ducks.
Edited by magpie1972 - 5/17/16 at 11:38pm
@Newbee58, thanks for the idea. I didn't think about searching info about the grapeleaf skeletonizers carrying parasites but that's a good thought. I was more concerned about any toxicities that bright-colored worms might cause because mother nature provides that as a defense mechanism against prey..