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203.  Derived from:  Legner, E. F., G. Gordh, A. Silveira-Guido & M. E. Badgley.  1982.  New wasp may help control navel orangeworm.  Calif. Agric. 38(5-6):  1, 4-5.




          Navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitells (Waler), perhaps the most important pest of almonds in California, has plagued growers for the past 25 years and continues to do so.  A renewed quest for effective natural enemies throughout the native range of navel orangeworm, in Texas and Central and South America resulted in discovery of a parasitic wasp, Goniozus legneri Gordh, attacking this insect in southern Uruguay and Argentina, where climatic similarities with California's Central Valley are great.


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