So I found a hornworm in my potatoes. And seeing as how it is a beautiful caterpillar, transforming into a lovely moth, I put it in a mason jar for my kids to study for science.


Tomato hornworm


It escaped last night.

We can’t find it.

And I actually have a phobia of butterflies and moths. I just know this thing is going to transform somewhere in my house, and then attack me.

UPDATE: Apparently Heavenly Father answered the prayers of my children, for lo, at 8 pm last night, as I crossed the kitchen, there was our caterpillar, high tailing it away from the pantry. He has been re-enclosed in the mason jar, much to my relief.