I found this giant moth in my garden a couple of days ago. He was the biggest moth I’ve ever seen, and he was butt ugly…I’m sorry…but he was! He had to have been four inches long, wings tucked beside the body. He’s history.
And yesterday, I found two of these guys in my garden:
But only one of them was doing any damage. The other one was being eaten alive by two wasps! Did you know wasps actually EAT these worms? I knew wasps would kill them, but I did not know wasps were “carnivores.”
Of course, while his buddy was being eaten alive, the other was happily munching along. I had to leave quickly for an appointment. I came back two hours later, and all I found was one partially-eaten carcass. Way to go, wasps!
This morning, I did an early “hornworm” check and found one. That guy is also history. I will keep a close eye out, as I’ve learned they can destroy my tiny gardens in record time.