What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Sierra Vista , AZ
July 14, 2015 10:34 am
I found this bug on a jalapeño plant this morning. It eat the entire top of the plant overnight. Maybe a giant luna moth?
Signature: Margaret

Tobacco Hornworm

Tobacco Hornworm

Dear Margaret,
The Luna Moth is not found west of Texas and Oklahoma.  We just finished posting an image of a Tobacco Hornworm like yours.  Your individual in Arizona is eating a jalapeõ pepper plant while the one in Los Angeles is eating the leaves of a tomato plant.

Tobacco Hornworm on Jalapeño Plant

Tobacco Hornworm on Jalapeño Plant

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Sierra Vista, Arizona

One Response to Tobacco Hornworm on Jalapeno Plant

  1. Mmmmm, they love peppers, tomatoes, datura, tobacco, all those Nightshades. Few predators due to their large size and generally toxin-heavy diet.

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