Worms in my onions II - Knowledgebase Question

Rhinelander, Wi
Question by gourmetpete
June 10, 2009
As I stated before, the worms in my onions are 4 to 6 in. in length. 1 to 2 mm. in width. Some are all yellow & some are yellow on both ends but greyish/brown in the center. What are they and how dangerous to my garden are they?

Answer from NGA
June 10, 2009


They sound like onion maggots, but I can't tell for sure without seeing them. Here's a website with photos and descriptions:

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