Subject: Caterpillar in San Diego
Location: Coastal San Diego
July 15, 2017 4:18 pm
Looking to find out what type of caterpillar this is your and what they typically eat. We’re in coastal San Diego and it’s mid July. Something has eaten my tomatoes but not sure it’s the caterpillar or birds.
Signature: Hanna

Tobacco Hornworm

Dear Hanna,
Though it is commonly called a Tobacco Hornworm, this caterpillar is frequently found feeding on tomato plants.  Here is a BugGuidetobacc image for comparison.

Location: San Diego, California

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