Some fruits, like organic guayabas or mangos, are very likely to have "worms" inside. However, they are not exactly "worms", but larvae of flies. I'm not sure whether I would be causing harm by eating the fruit, so I would like to know whether larvae feel pain?

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    This is a classic X-Y problem. If you mean to ask if eating or disposing of these larva is consistent with a vegan ethical stance — don't be coy — by all means... ask that. But if you truly want to ask about the perception of pain in fly larva, this is not a biology or entomology site; this would be off topic here. Feb 22 '17 at 22:26
  • @RobertCartaino this was my first intention, but I was told by Zanna to rephrase the question. check vegetarianism.stackexchange.com/posts/606/revisions . what sould I do? sometimes SE model is not 100percent clear to me..
    – Attilio
    Feb 22 '17 at 23:41
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    Hmm my problem with your original question there was that I thought it was too broad (it was two different questions imho) but I don't think this question is off-topic... I think it is answerable and of interest to vegans. Maybe I was wrong in the first place and should not have interfered with your question. But voting to reopen this one...
    – Zanna
    Feb 23 '17 at 6:42
  • @Zanna maybe some edit is needed to make more explicit the connection with veg*s lives
    – Attilio
    Feb 24 '17 at 1:25

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