bugs on my tomato plants
Hi. I read the whole section on tomato bugs, but I cannot seem to figure out what is going on with my tomato plants. I saw a large hornworm on the plant a few weeks ago, but not knowing what it was, I didn’t do anything about it. I was away for a few days and I came home to find one of my plum tomato plants virtually destroyed by these black bugs that have been eating the leaves and pooping all over it. I am attaching a picture for your reference. I am sorry that some of these photos are a big blurry. I actually caught one of the bugs in pooping action. What can I do about these things? Thanks so much!
This is a Margined Blister Beetle, Epicauta funebris. Sorry, we cannot provide any extermination advice. We remove pests on our tomatoes by hand.