22 August 2008

Have you thanked a parasitic braconid wasp today?


Taylor said...

Being a gardener has taught me

A) Not to be squeamish


B) To loathe hornworms with a passion

but that is creepy and horrifying!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, our hornworms always look like this, too, and we leave them to be braconid cafeterias and are grateful!

CeeCee said...

I guess we don't have braconid wasps. I've never seen a hornworm with any eggs. Unfortunately, I seldom see the hornworms until they've devoured most of a plant.

mrsb said...


Shell said...

This makes me kind of sad. Like if I was in his shoes, it would suck...a lot.