I spotted this funny looking caterpillar in my Georgia Garden yesterday while picking tomatoes. For some strange reason, blogger decided to rotate all these pictures from their posted spots. Hum...
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. It was almost dark outside and I was lucky to get any pictures. See how large this caterpillar is compared to my finger?
I have seen this strange occurrence before but not sure if I saw it on a blog or not. I have seen it in my Garden many times though. This Green crawly with white guests, was on the tomato plant. I wonder, are the white things eggs on the caterpillar that will eat it or is this a mother caterpillar carrying her own eggs?
Does anyone know what is happening in these pictures? Is this DEATH TO THIS CATERPILLAR OR WHAT, In the Garden...
Note: Several Commenter's were able to identify the caterpillar as a Hornworm which feeds on tomato, potato and eggplant among other garden plants and veggies. The hornworm will turn into the Moth we all know as the Hummingbird, Sphinx or Hawk Moth. I like these moths so I feel a bit of sadness for the caterpillars death.
The cocoon on the caterpillar is from the Braconid Wasp. Click on the names for more information that I found interesting.
Thanks to the Blogging World for giving me this knowledge today!