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Q.Help Me Identify Green Worm Inside Yucca Stalks

Zone Fort Wayne Indiana | Anonymous added on April 12, 2022 | Answered

I purchased yucca stalks or poles from blooms and branches and they were infested with these tiny green worms inside them. I had noticed the insect burrow holes on the sides of the poles / stalks prior to cutting them in half to investigate if that helps any. Please help me identify these little things.

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Answered on April 14, 2022

The most common tunneling critter of yuccas is the yucca weevil but those larvae are grublike. This could be something that burrows during storage of the poles like a wood worm. I think I would be asking for my money back from Blooms and Branches.

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