Invaders in my garden !!

Touring my garden, checking my tomatoes, I saw these insects on my first ripening tomato. At this posting (6:00 PM), I do not know what they are.

Full size picture of insects on my first ripening tomato

Invaders (1)

Large picture of single insect

Close up of one single insect


Postscript, Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 AM: An Internet search was tedious!! I’d only checked three sites when my WiFi signal stopped. Hours went by without a signal. 😦  I don’t know how to control the problem if I don’t know who my enemy is?! Exhaustive searches this morning supplied what I believe to be the answer. plant-bug-nym-1The picture on the right is from the Internet and appears to match my invaders: Leaf-footed plant bug nymphs. Now (if it quits raining), I can attempt to control or eradicate?!


I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I love the Internet!! So much information at my fingertips!!

Love the Internet


My first tomatoPostscript, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM: I’m selfish!! That’s “my” tomato and I don’t want to share it!!

OK to be selfish


Cluster tomatoesTriple postscript (lol), 1:25 PM: In response to Deb’s comment, I do have cluster tomatoes, too.

6 comments on “Invaders in my garden !!

  1. Julie says:

    To the victor go the spoils! As has been stated to you, “too much work”, so you’re the deserving recipient of enjoying all that vine-ripe tomato goodness. Enjoy!

  2. Deb says:

    If you ever happen to see them, Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes would probably grow as well there as they do in FL. They grow in clusters, and always tended to be trouble free compared to larger tomato varieties.

    • Deb, I have cluster tomatoes, too. In fact, I have about four different varieties of tomatoes. The one I was concerned about is an Heirloom variety with a long history: Rutgers. Because of my limited yard space, I deliberately chose to plant small and/or cherry tomatoes. Third: A friend gave me half a flat of neglected seedlings which I planted and they are thriving and blooming. I don’t know what they will look like. Fourth: There were several “volunteer” tomato plants coming up in a flower planter and I transplanted them into their own container. Whatever they produce will be a surprise. ~~ Gardening is so much fun–and a challenge!!

  3. I found those buggers on George’s tomatoes last week also! Let me know if you figure out how to control them.

    • Marge, a blog message a day or two later (last year) talks about the only way I found to get rid of them: Pinch them (kill them by hand).

      *P.S. If so inclined, please take a few minutes to visit my blogs at* Three Quarters And Counting * and/or Casual Approach Rejected Entirely .*

      On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Three Quarters & Counting wrote:


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