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Tomato

Solanim lycopersicum

Description:

This tomato plant is growing to be over 4 feet tall and has a few green tomatoes on it and some yellow flowers. Its leaves kind of smell like tomatoes.

Habitat:

The tomato plant is in our school garden and is getting full sun.

Notes:

This plant was chosen by a 5th-grade group at Glenn O Swings for their observations (The Gold Butterflies). Here are their questions: 1. What kind of insects lay their eggs on the plant? 2. Do flying bugs visit tomatoes every day? 3. What are some pests of tomatoes?

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tacticalbee
tacticalbee 6 months ago

1. What kind of insects lay their eggs on the plant? Tomato fruit works will lay eggs and their caterpillar bright green with white stripes. The fruitworm caterpillar will feed on the leaves of the tomato plant.
2. Do flying bugs visit tomato plants every day? There are insects that are laying their eggs or feeding on the pollen, resting on the leaves, or hunting for prey. If the sun is out and the weather is nice, you can see some insects visiting a tomato plant.
3. What are some pests of tomato plants? Fruitworm larva, potato aphids, green and brown stink bugs, leaf-footed bug nymphs. Do see yellow tiny bugs on your tomato plants? A LOT OF THEM? Those are probably aphids. Do you know what eats aphids? LADYBUGS and green lacewings. What color do you think green lacewings are? What color are ladybugs?

Covington, Kentucky, United States

Spotted on Jul 7, 2021
Submitted on Jul 9, 2021

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