My tomato hornworm has gone under the soil to pupate, but before he did, I took some pictures.
Aaah! Look at his jaws!
Measuring him the morning before he went underground.
Contemplating one last leaf. (and he ate it, too.)
I have a thing for caterpillar prolegs.
Look at the velcro-like grippers on those things! (The better to hang on to the tomato plant, dearie.)
And when they don't have a tomato stem to hold onto, they just hold onto each other ♥.
Sorry about this. I couldn't resist.
Spiracles, by the way, are the little holes that insects breathe through. On this guy, they just look like a row of evil little sideways eyes, though, don't they?