Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tomato Hookworms

This Sunday I went out to water the tomatoes, and noticed a ton of tomato hookworms on my tomatoes, they had been devastating my tomatoes in what seems like just two days. I pulled them all off and killed them. The one good thing that I noticed is that some had white things that are small cocoons of a parasitic wasp that eats the insides of the caterpillar and they soon emerge as wasps where they will go out and start the reproduction and munching cycle over again on more caterpillars. I was in a rush to get out to church, so I did not take a picture of them, but they are pretty mean looking with their red hook.


  1. Bummer, kinda glad you didn't have a chance to take a picture, gross!!!

  2. I usually leave them on, this year I spotted some HUGE ones. I left them hoping the wasps would find them, but I think the birds found them first.