Tomato is black and full of holes; yellow spotted beetle on plant

by Jennifer
(Cleveland, OH)

Black tomato

Black tomato

I walked out to my garden this morning to find this! Only one affected tomato so far, and I did not get the greatest photo... but it seems to be turning black and full of holes from an insect of some sort.


There was a yellow beetle-type insect with black spots on the stem of this particular tomato. I freaked out and removed this entire "branch" from the plant, but is there something else I can do? And what does this seem to be?

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