Brown droppings on my pepper plant

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Date Photo Taken: 10/04/2013
Location: Roswell, GA
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Can anyone tell me what creature this is from? Are they eggs or droppings? Anything I should worry about? Would Neem Oil help?


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Check the plant for hornworms…

    Move the caterpillars to black nightshade weed or datura wrightii.

    The manduca sexta turns into a very cool night-flying moth. I grow 4 0’clock flowers for them to nectar from.

    October 23rd, 2013 at 7:53 am
  2. Dick Unregistered says:

    “composted leaves” aka hornworm droppings. Wash off, core, stuff and bake.Yum!

    October 24th, 2013 at 10:42 am
  3. Kathleen Unregistered says:

    It is poop!!! Could be tomato hornworms or some other caterpillar. Find them fast………you don’t want to wait and have to deal with a very LARGE one!

    October 24th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  4. Ruth Unregistered says:

    Looks very much like the “poop” from the caterpillars that are all over oak trees…is there an oak tree above your peppers?

    December 8th, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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