Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: Hornswoggling hornworm

Hornswoggling hornworm

A tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) munches on a tomato plant, in a garden, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 5 September 2020.
The tomato hornworm is a green caterpillar that is the larva (reaching a length of up to 4 inches) of the hawk moth. Found across North America and Australia, it commonly feeds on tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and potatoes. It gets its name from a dark projection on its posterior end and its use of tomatoes as host plants.

  • How to make fresh tomato soup —here— that is, if hornworms havn't decimated your garden's tomato crop.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 37 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
    • Lens: Olympus M.45mm F1.8
    • Extension tube: 10mm
    • Settings: 45 mm | 1/320 | ISO 200 | f/3.5
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