Oh no...hornworm on my tomato plants!

 Not to worry!  This one is carrying the larvae of the braconid wasp. These larvae feed on the insides of the hornworm until the wasps are ready to pupate. It's best to leave this pest in the garden...in order to conserve the beneficial parasites. Way more questions than answers!

Not to worry!  This one is carrying the larvae of the braconid wasp. These larvae feed on the insides of the hornworm until the wasps are ready to pupate. It's best to leave this pest in the garden...in order to conserve the beneficial parasites. Way more questions than answers!