Here is that same hornworm from Aug. 15 pictured above. As you can see, it has not moved... much. It did move a little bit so it's still alive. The wasp pupae have not opened up. Slow death for the poor creature to be sure....
Elsewhere in the garden, I found an apparently healthy hornworm. You can clearly see the tell-tale (:P) red tail
of the Tobacco Hornworm:
My 8 yr old wants to see the moth it turns into so this one is a guest of the house and is in its own container in the Monarch Butterfly raising area. I have plenty of extra tomato vines that can be pruned so this won't be a problem. I'll have to make a decision once it ecloses and metamorphoses into a moth....
I was unable to find the culprit that did this
One of my black peppers (can't remember if it's Royal Black or Czech Black), completely defoliated and peppers munched:
I hope it's a Royal Black, which is supposed to be super hot
I would be really upset if this was my only one, but I have more than enough hot peppers this year