Question by  jj (21)

What kind of little white worms would I find in a walnut husk?


Answer by  Kris (797)

Walnut husk maggots. They are difficult to get rid of, and stain the nut shells black. They don't reach the nut itself, but can affect the flavor and desirability.


Answer by  lynch (12)

I live on a farm with lots of walnut trees around our yard, and The white worms that you are inquiring about I believe are called meal worms. The white worms may also be a type of parasite and not a worm at all.


Answer by  candykitty13 (61)

The most likely worms eating walnuts are the larvae of the Codling Moth. Navel orange worms are also a pest, but those have a pink/orange tint to them.


Answer by  pradhaprajgmailcom (1518)

If the husks are old,then the bacteria will appear and they will create worms. These worms later on will become small moths to form nest and emit bad smell.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

The worms are actually the larve of a Colding Moth. They don't usually get to he nut but they can change the way it tastes. They will cause the nut shell to turn black and are very hard to get rid of.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Basically you may find mites or it could also be worms called meal worms. They basically reside in a husk and it could also be some kind of parasites as well.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It is probably some form of a grub from either the nut or the tree they are probably harmless unless you notice them burrowing


Answer by  Anonymous

From what I've read it looks like it's the walnut husk fly larva. Some articles say they do no dammage to the nut meat others say that juices from the rotting husk can seep through the shell and affect the flavor and that they may not be healthy to consume.

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