Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Okra Mystery Worm

Yesterday I found a worm feasting on one of our okra pods. As the pictures below show, this thing managed to inflict some pretty heavy damage to the pod. After some research I think it might be some sort of cabbage worm or perhaps a Diamond Back Moth larvae. All I know for sure is that it's not one of the hornworms that have been plaguing our tomatoes all year.
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worm on stem side (right), crawling out of hole

okra worm

3 comments:

Julie said...

I am not a worm lover! Oh my!Yucky!!! I am so sorry for this problem. Good luck!!!

sue m. said...

Hi John. I'm not at all sure, but maybe a Cabbage Looper? Newbie gardener that I am, yesterday I found a dark brown worm on one of my tomato plants. In trying to research and figure out what it was (no luck), I came across a lot of other pests, besides the Horn Worm.

lola said...

Never heard of worms eating okra.