please help identify

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jennh, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    I'm sure there is someone out there with expertise in caterpillars. I saw my one tomato palnt was full of holes. Upon closer inspection I found caterpillars. They are not fuzzy. The back is black, has two yellow stripes on either side. There are some other colors of stripes also. There is a black dot on either side of the caterpillar. I didn't think it was a tomato hornworm. There were dozens on just this one tomato plant.
    I am adding a pic, but it is small, so I don't know if you can tell from the pic what it is or not. I couldn't find the caterpillar in my Family Butterfly book.

    Thanks!
    Jen

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  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    army worm?
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Quote:Thanks! I think it's the southern armyworm. Host plant?? Tomatoes!

    Jen
     

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