Monday, September 12, 2011

Horn worms

I try to find beauty in everything... so here's my attempt at beauty within a VERY destructive creature. 

The Tomato Horn Worm (Manduca quinquemaculata) has been eating and eating and eating our plants, flowers, fruits... ANYTHING it can get it's little mouth around in the tomatoes. 
It is hard to believe that something this relatively small can be so hugely destructive. 

I have to admit, it is an absolutely beautiful creature... and I say that to myself that every time I squish one under my boot!
I think this is the caterpillar that inspired the same form in Alice in Wonderland
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