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What is this CREATURE that raided my chilli pepper plant?

Azurik

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I grow several plants in my patio, and one of them happens to be a chilli plant. For a couple weeks now, everytime I go out there, I see these dried up balls around the plant. I had NO IDEA what it was until I found this sucker leeched into one of the peppers this morning. It's his poop.

I put him in a jar along with 5-6 chilli peppers at 9am. By 5pm, he ate them all! And more poop!

What the hell is it? Can I eat him and recover my lost chilli peppers?

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Isla

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We had those eating our tomatoes this year. Freaky as hell. Horned tomato worms are what they are called.

I felt violated when they were here!
 

SOSTrooper

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The poop balls are probably spicy too. You should put them into an empty pepper mill and served to your liking.
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: elwood
Wow! It has A LOT of eyes!!
Apparently you're no smarter than the average bird. ;) lol

 

jme5343

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I think it's the same caterpillar that turns into a hummingbird moth. Put your finger in there, I think they try to act aggressive with the horn thingie. Don't worry, it won't poke you :)
 

jupiter57

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Originally posted by: Azurik




What the hell is it? Can I eat him and recover my lost chilli peppers?
Nah, you have to eat the poop to recover your lost chili peppers.
The worm would taste nasty.
:)
 

NTB

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Wonderful...the thing was so camera shy, it shat itself when you took the pic :p Probably has one heck of a case of heartburn, too.

Nathan
 

CorCentral

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As already stated in this thread by "ISLA" 3rd post down..... Tomato Hornworm

I want to see pics of the plants and what peppers they are.
I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours :laugh:
 

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