Tomato Worms covered in Cocoons! Read why you WANT to keep them…


Just saw this little booger in the garden.


FACT of the day: you WANT to keep these covered worms in your garden.

The white cocoons are the pupae of the Braconid Wasp. These wasps are parasitic insects that prey on hornworms. They will hatch and seek out more tomato worms and eat them!


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  1. If I would have seen that in my garden, I would have hightailed it outta there so fast! Yikes!! But that’s good to know, if I ever see one like that, I’ll be sure to leave it. I usually try to be organic as possible but when it comes to tomato hornworms, I break out the Seven spray. I don’t spray the whole plant, just the worm.

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