Big green worms ate my tomatoes!

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    LilyRose
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    What are the giant (2-3 inches) ugly green worms that ate my tomatoes, leaves and green fruit? I tried to pick them off last year when I saw them but they did lots of damage.

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    greenqueen
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    You’r on the right track lily Rose. You have been introduced to the most destructive tomato hornworm and picking them off is the right thing to do. Of course they are the same color as tomato plants so they are hard to see. The larva are destructive too and if you have a bad infestation, try BT (baccillus thuringiensis) which is a biological pesticide.  They will also cause damage to other members of the nightshade family including eggplant and peppers so check those plants out too if you are growing them.

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