In our area the weather was beautiful yesterday, so I was working outside most of the day. I was taking some dead leaves off of the tomato plants. I found this one Tomato Hornworm with wasp larvae on. I also put him into another container, to see if the larvae will turn into wasps. That poor little guy (the tomato hornworm), looks like he doesn’t have much longer to live. Last evening I went out to my one shed to get something, after it was dark. I have big flowers planted in the front of one part of that shed. I was surprised to see what I think was a Hawkmoth. I saw the flowers moving and thought, what the heck is going on with that. This giant thing was buzzing in and out of the flowers. It had a really big body and it tried to buzz bomb my head. I screamed and ran into the house. If it was a Hawkmoth’s, I never saw one of them before, but it sure was scary to me. That bugger can really move fast. I will be on the lookout to see if I can see another one.
Picture of the tomato hornworm with wasp larvae on it and picture of how big the one tomato hornworm is getting.