BASTUD!!! (or horn worm...whichever you prefer)

With the cooler than normal and early Spring, I've been lucky in the garden as far as bugs and critters go. That's beginning to change now, with the appearance of Tomato Hornworms. At least, with the plants being healthy, it makes it easier to spot these little devils by looking for eaten-on leaves. Even then, though, these little bastuds are hard to spot!

 

btw...on the photography side...although this was taken with a dedicated macro lens, this is NOT a macro shot...just a very close shot. If it were macro, you would only see, perhaps, the head of this caterpillar. Just sayin'...

  • Mr. Greenjeans PRO 3y

    The only good horn worm, is a dead horn worm...}=D
    Good Bastud!!!
  • D. Keith 3y

    such an appropriate name for these little heathens!! Love the details Gaylon!!!
  • 1bluecanoe 3y

    Amazing shots...glad you found them!
  • just.like.that. 3y

    Looks really good! But not so good for the tomatoes... You should have some bird to eat them up. A big bird :)
  • Bruce Bordelon PRO 3y

    Great macro capture, Gaylon!
  • Robert Vernon PRO 3y

    He wuz very pretty though!
  • carla on da bayou PRO 3y

    Ewww, is he decapitated now?
  • Jean PRO 3y

    Agree!! They can make a lot of damages to tomato plants if left unfound..
    Neat macros..
  • Kevin Reilly 3y

    I grew tomatos for the first time last year, so it was my first experience with the little creeps. They do make some interesting noises when you squish 'em, don't they? :-)

    Really fine photography, even if I'm not overly fond of the subject.
  • Image Hunter 1 PRO 3y

    Nice before and after!!
  • Wolkenrose PRO 3y

    very nice
  • 8 PRO 3y

    Looks like a baby alien!
  • Clayton Wells PRO 3y

    those things make a mess when you step on them and kill them.
  • Larry Daugherty PRO 3y

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! Excellent!!!! Very Nice for sure!!!!! :-)
  • Yoolita Noir 3y

    Great capture,fantastic detail.
  • William Fultz II PRO 3y

    I really like him better with his head, kind of had an alien look to him! The details are perfect!
  • Dirk Darkroom PRO 3y

    Great capture!

    Please share this wonderful picture with the group b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l (award2)
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Taken on May 8, 2012
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