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Onion bulb pest ID needed

Posted by outsiders71 z5b (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 30, 09 at 9:54

I'm posting this question for my grandparents who are growing a 'Bunching Onion' type from Georgia, sold in the big stores down in Florida. Their bunching onions have grown well, and have even grown a bulb in the soil. Lately they have been finding a worm that burrows in the onion bulb that creates a black tract in the bulb where it has eaten.

It does not curl up so it's not the black cutworm. I thought it was possibly an Onion Maggot, but the description they gave me differs:

Light brown, ~1" long, HARD TO SQUISH! You can't squish it with your fingers or by placing it on concrete and stepping on it.

Any ideas?

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RE: Onion bulb pest ID needed

What kind of a bug pulls the top of a baby onion plant over and into it's, the bug's hole? How do I kill it? I haven't been able to dig one out yet Thanks all!

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