I cut open some hinklehatz peppers from my garden today to dry them out and to my (unfortunate) surprise, I found some worms living happily inside a few of them! I stupidly reacted in a disgusted way and got rid of them before I took any pictures, but could someone who has grown these peppers help identify them? They were tiny, only a few centimeters long and white. Almost the same color as the seeds. I actually thought they WERE seeds at first until they started moving.

The peppers themselves also reeked, I'm guessing from the worms causing them to rot. I noticed two of them had a tiny pin sized hole or two, possibly an entry point. I also cut open some thai peppers which did not have any worms if that helps.

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Figured it out. They were pepper maggots.

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