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Larvae Inside Walnut

Walnuts are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, right? Right. And sometimes a little protein. Protein, as in larvae. That's not a welcome sight. Sometimes you'll find two or three navel orangeworm (NOW) larvae inside a single walnut, along with copious amounts of webbing and...

Larvae Inside Walnut
Larvae Inside Walnut

LARVAE INSIDE WALNUT--This fallen walnut contained three larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In a Nutshell
In a Nutshell

IN A NUTSHELL!--Close-up of larva inside a walnut. You can tell if it's a navel orangeworm (NOW) if it has a crescent-shaped marking on the sides of the second segment behind the head, says UC Davis entomologist Frank Zalom. Often, with NOW, there are two or more larvae inside a single nut. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM
Tags: larvae (3), navel orangeworm (4), walnuts (21)

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