dustinpiccolo wrote:Does this boring larvae leave an orange like debris around the stem? Should I be concerned about my heirloom tomatoes planted near them? Help!
Yes, to the first question. You will find a hole inside. If you break it open, you'll find the white little grub inside. Or if you don't, it may have crawled out and decided to chew another area in the stem. They are not above moving to new locations and causing damage.
About the tomatoes, I think they should be fine. Though I've seen them not beyond laying eggs around other plants near the squash. My cucumbers are being attacked, and sadly have no time to stop them.
Please excuse some of my typos. My keyboard has a busted spacebar.