Friday, August 20, 2010

What's worse than a tomato worm?

The tomato worm saga continues....only it's worse!  Actually, in a sense it's better.  You see, now we've found a tomato worm with parasites on it.  Gross!  The white things all over this worm are actually cocoons of pupating wasps. As the wasp pupates, it will cause the tomato worm to die. (So it can't eat our tomato plants.)  By the time the wasps undergo metamorphosis, they will have digested all of the worm's insides.    So, like I said, finding a tomato worm with parasites on it is a good thing.  We'll keep telling ourselves that here on the farm.

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