I have only had one tomato worm this year. I guess you need to have healthy tomatoes to have tomato worms! When I saw the damage to my plants, I asked Dallas to help me find the 'little monster'. It only took him a few minutes to find it and then came the question I hear every year.
"Can I keep it?"
|Photo retrieved on Aug. 24, 2012 from Wikipedia.|
Last night, while cleaning up the kitchen, I heard something strange. The moth had finally emerged. It would do this at 10 pm on a school night. I woke Dallas up and we went outside to see what his little pet had turned into.
|Dallas carefully opening the top.|
|Our 'little' moth.|
|Dallas playing with it. I think he was as surprised as I was with the size of this moth.|
The silly little thing stayed around. It was on our fence today. Dallas just had to play with it one more time. I know I will probably see its offspring in my garden in a week or two but it is totally worth it.