Re: [gardeners] wrapping the cabbages

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 20 Oct 2000 07:28:00 -0600

At 12:03 PM 10/19/00 -0500, you wrote:
>And, IIRC, the exact same caterpillar for, I believe, the Sphinx Moth. 
>L., you out there? Is that what they are? We don't get many of the big ugly
>green devils here as I start dusting Bt as soon as the tomato plants are 
>and will check for them daily and pull them off and kill them. The moth can go
>lay its eggs somewhere else.

Sphinx moth is the parent of a tomato hornworm, slightly different sphinx 
moth the parent of a tobacco hornworm, I think. Both hornworms attack 
tomatoes and other solanaceae in the garden. I handpick when necessary, but 
hornets have done that job for me for the past four or five years. Margaret L