Bug Pest Creating holes in tomatoes

by Cindy Sanford
(Agawam MA USA)

I put in the garden 15 tomato plants and everyone seems to have 1 quarter inch hole in it. If more than one hole the tomato seems to have a sticky gooey clear substance covering the tomato and surrounding leaves. Not sure what causes this as this is the first year I've had a pest problem with tomatoes. I also have tons of slugs this year and they seem to climb high. I haven't seen them on my tomatoes as much as the kale and squash plants. Any idea what this could be?

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browish/green fly boring a circular whole eating the meat of the fruit NEW
by: linda

Have "big Boy' tomato in a put had small yield and they were delicious However there seems to be a greenish/brown fly that is boring a circular whole caught this little 'bandit' inside the whole eating away. Have never had this type of insect. have any ideas how to get rid of this ? Linda

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