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Tomato Problem Whats are Those ?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:25 pm    Post subject: Tomato Problem Whats are Those ? Reply with quote

Hi Guys again. I am back to you once again, this time with a Tomato Problem. i Planted those Tomato's from seed (a bit late this year) and this is the result, they are eaten with some sort of Caterpillar (see pics) Guys would love know what are those, why this has happened, or is their a way of prevention. Many Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are caterpillars of a moth can you get a pic of it unfurled so I can see the head.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Greengage, This is one Pic i got ( sorry for the bad Quality)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not 100% sure but I think it is a moth and possibly not fully developed yet at this stage,It will go through another two stages before emerging as a fully grown moth. could be a copper underwing but will send pic to friend.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes got it. Bright line brown eye
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright-line_Brown-eye
And i was right it has not finished growing yet
http://www.ukleps.org/CommNamesAlphabetical.html
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

summer, the caterpillar is only taking up residence in your tomatoes.
Tomato blossom end rot is the real cause of the sunkeness and discolouration.
See more on it here....... Blossom end rot

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. As usual i always get the answer here from you Guys. Many thanks again .
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes james your right about the blossom end rot but he wanted to know about the caterpillar. That would have been a second question and the fee would have gone up accordingly Laughing
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