Do Hornworms Bite? Shocking Truth

Do Hornworms Bite

Do hornworms bite or sting? Can they hurt humans, and what care should you take to handle them? Here are all the answers. [toc] Hornworms are large insects, almost 4 inches long, and have a stinger-like horn on their backs. These two characteristics have given them a bad reputation, and many people fear having to … Read more

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Hornworms? Truth Revealed

One of the most popular feeder insects is hornworms. But are they suitable for beardies? Can bearded dragons eat hornworms? Let’s check it out. [toc] Friendly, docile, and beautiful bearded dragons make amazing pets. The fact that there are eight different species of beardies also allows a great deal of diversity. However, you need to … Read more

What Do Hornworms Turn Into? Truth Revealed

What Do Hornworms Turn Into

Do hornworms turn into butterflies? What do hornworms turn into? We look at answers to these questions in the article below.   There are many types of Hornworms, but the most common moths found in gardens are tomato and tobacco hornworms. Hornworms are also known as hawk moths or hummingbird moths.  The female moths lay … Read more

Prickly Pear Borer

Prickly Pear Borer

Subject:  Unknown bug (caterpillar) Geographic location of the bug:  Lexington County, South Carolina Date: 07/21/2022 Time: 09:22 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  I found these guys on my prickly pear cactus. They were in the process of spinning silk. No one has been able to ID them. Our local extension suggested prickly pear … Read more

Ceanothus Moth Caterpillar

Ceanothus Silkmoth Caterpillar

Subject :  Caterpillar identification Geographic location of the bug:  Bonners Ferry ID Date: 08/01/2022 Time: Your letter to the bugman:  Found this climbing on a hardy kiwi we introduced this year, under birch, surrounded by ocean spray, serviceberry, and thimble berry. How you want your letter signed :  Idaho homestead Dear Idaho homestead, We are … Read more

Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar in Maryland

Prepupal Luna Moth Caterpillar

Subject:  Salmon pink body with green head. Geographic location of the bug:  Baltimore County, Maryland Date: 08/06/2022 Time: {current_time} EDT Your letter to the bugman: Never saw anything like this one. Found this odd character on our driveway the other day (Aug 2022). Salmon pink body with green head. About 2-3″ long.  At first glance … Read more