Growing on the High Plains: Hungry Caterpillars Make Magnificent Moths
Today's Growing on the High Plains features a couple of unique garden worms that mature into moth-hood in spectacular fashion.
When you take care of a tomato garden, you come to expect a few freeloaders among the foliage. Today's show will share some insight about the common "tomato hornworm," a greedy gobbler that'll decimate your plants and is difficult to deter. We'll also flutter through the features of a white-lined sphinx moth, whose hyperspeed flitting rivals that of the hummingbird. These critters might be small, but they can serve your garden a punch—and sometimes gardeners return it with a crunch.