Don't Kill That Horn Worm!

Gardeners who find a horn worm infested with wasp larvae should leave it alone and let the predator work.



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A healthy horn worm, one that will gobble up the leaves of your tomato plants, looks like this.
PHOTO: MARY APPELHOL
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The dead, dehydrated skin of a horn worm after the larvae have eaten it.
MARY APPELHOL
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A horn worm infested with braconid wasp larvae looks like this.
MARY APPELHOL

















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