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    Tobacco Hornworm

    Found this on my pepper plant today.
    Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta) parasitized by braconid wasps.
    Tobacco Hornworm
    The wasp deposits eggs under the skin of the worm.It lives until the wasps reach this stage.
    5DII with Canon 100macro f/8 ISO 1600 1/640" Handheld.

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    Re: Tobacco Hornworm

    This is very cool! I love finding stuff like this! My friends and family are starting to call my bug lady now!
    I can't give you any "technical" pointers....I don't know enough yet... But I think it looks very nice!

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    Very nice. It took me almost a minute to notice the big worm. It is very well camouflaged.

    Nice shot!

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    Re: Tobacco Hornworm

    Nice to see there is something out there helping to protect the tomato plants from these voracious villains. Great photo.

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    Re: Tobacco Hornworm

    Thanks,Kori.I enjoy photographing bugs.At the moment macro is the type of photography I'm most comfortable with.I'm just starting also.A lot to learn yet.

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    Re: Tobacco Hornworm

    Thanks, Alis.

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    Re: Tobacco Hornworm

    Hi John,

    Reading some about the braconid wasps,they are at the top of the list for control of the Hornworm.

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