Granted the picture is terrifically out of focus. (I didn’t realize that until I’d uploaded the photos.) And, to be honest, the first clue was actually the gnawed-upon tomato plant.
But play along with me, will y’all?
I’ll make the picture tiny so your eyes won’t bug out.
Now, when I first mentioned this over on Facebook, a couple of you realized right away what made these. At least one of you agreed with me: It’s way to early to see ’em out yet. But it’s been ridiculously hot here, we’ve had ’em before (meaning that their eggs are in the soil) and so… voila!
Still not clued in yet?
Let’s play a game of seek-and-find. (This is fitting as it is Easter weekend and all, right?)
There’s two critters in the following picture. One is grey and sweet and purrr-ty. The other is a green and white menace.
See it? One more pic, this one an extreme close-up.
Yup, it’s a Tomato Hornworm.
Lovely, eh? And what a whopper!
Having, ahem, removed him, I’ve sprayed the tomato plants with garlic spray–being careful not to get the spray on the tiny buds.
Surely you didn’t think that I’d want to eat it, did you?