The 178th prohibition is that we are forbidden from eating creatures that come into existence within seeds and fruit. [They are prohibited only] after they emerge and crawl on the surface of the seed or fruit. Even if they are found later within the food,1 they may not be eaten, and the punishment for eating them is lashes.

The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,2 "All small creatures which breed on land may not be eaten, for they are repulsive."

In the words of the Sifri, "This comes to include [an insect that] emerged to the ground3 and then returned."