Just curious…who eats like this?
I’ve always blamed birds myself.
Has it been dry there? If so, I’d go with thirsty bird. It looks too deep to me for most rodents, but a bird pecking would do that easily.
Corn ear worm ?
I’ll go with wasps, followed by bees. That is, wasps puncture, and bees use the puncture to go crazy?
Never saw been in a tomato before, except for yellow jackets. A bird, maybe.
Good point. Don’t know about that one.
Bees. Sorry the typo.
I didn’t know wasp did that either. I lost an entire plant with some very nice tomatoes this year. I sent pictures to a good farmer friend and he identified my problem as wasps. They started like that picture posted. I watched for awhile and saw them do it. Very odd to me. But true.
By itself and at that size, I’d say bird. But if there are larger holes with the sharp edges like these, I’d consider a rather strange animal you probably haven’t thought about…a TURTLE! I’ve had turtles show up in my gardens several times over the years . Box turtles. They make holes with V-shaped edges similar to the one shown, but usually eat more than one bite and usually take bites out of several tomatoes. But worth considering is you get more holes like that one. OH…and they usually feed at night so just because you haven’t seen one doesn’t mean he isn’t coming in for a meal sometimes
yellow jackets like to eat holes in soft fruit , like strawberries here.
Corn earworm / tomato fruitworm does exactly this. They mostly eat green tomatoes but will eat riper ones too. I’ve had a bunch of these on my tomatoes recently and many times I’ve found them halfway inside a green tomato.
Here’s a previous thread on them: About Tomato Fruitworms
That is bird pecked. You can see chunks missing and it is at beak depth. Seen plenty of that.