Subject: HI, is this tomato worm?
Geographic location of the bug: SW Michigan
Time: 09:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi is this a good ol tomoato worm or? Thanks so much!
How you want your letter signed: Jules
Your submission was perfectly timed to be selected as our Bug of the Month for August 2019. We suspect your “tomoato worm” is a Tobacco Hornworm, the caterpillar most commonly associated with tomatoes. This Cecropia Caterpillar is a member of the Giant Silkmoth family Saturniidae. It most likely left its food plant to search for a suitable site for pupation. The adult Cecropia Moth is a gorgeous creature.
Yay, thank you! that was a quick response too.