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Worms and Larva that Feed on and are Found in Apples

There are quite a few different species of worm-like creatures that like to dine on apples. The apple maggot and the codling moth are both larvae that like to feed on apples and ruin the crops of apple farmers. These two pests can give farmers quite a bit of trouble with their crops. They are both very different in appearance, but do have one thing in common: they love apples!

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Worms in Fruit

Not long ago, we received a question about worms and fruit from a reader. More precisely, the reader was curious about what type of worm lives in fruit. While we understand the question, there are two things that are misleading about it. One, there are several types of “worms” that live in fruit (or at least eat fruit), so the answer to our reader’s question won’t be singular. Two, none of the creatures that we know of that live in or consume fruit are actually worms. Rather, they are caterpillars (the larval form of moths and butterflies) or some other type of larva. For this reason, we can’t say what type of “worm lives in fruit,” but we can list a few different creatures that you might find in fruit. In doing so, we hope that we answer our reader’s question, even though we must replace his question (what kind of worm lives in fruit?) with our own (what are some common larvae that live in fruit?)