Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sweet Potato Patch

My Sweet Potato Patch is being eaten by some *things*  I first noticed the vine looking a tad scraggly last week but it wasn't until a couple of days ago when I wanted a Sweet Potato that I had a proper look.
 I found 2 of these

And dozens of these!

There are little green ones, big green ones, big black ones.  They all have a pointy *horn* on one end.
 I don't know what sort of moth, butterfly, people-eating thing that they turn into so I fed them to the chooks.


  1. They look kind of like hornworms... that eat whole tomato plants in one night.... but I didn't think we got those in Australia. Mystery unsolved!

  2. Well, I'm glad you uncleared that up for me. lol.