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A is for...


Agave Worm

B is for...


Bogong Moth

C is for...


Cicada

D is for...


Desert Locust

E is for...


Escamoles

F is for...


Favorite insect food in Asia

G is for...


German Cockroach

H is for...


Honeypot Ant

I is for...

Imported Current Worm

J is for...


June Beetle

K is for...


Katydid

L is for...


Leafhopper

 

M is for...


Mormon Cricket

N is for...


Nutty-Flavor

O is for...


Oak-Boring Beetle

P is for...


Palm Weevil Larvae

 

Q is for...


Queasy Cheesesteak

R is for...


Rootworm Beetle

S is for...


Silkworm Pupae

T is for...


Termite

U is for...


Univoltine Weevil

V is for...


Vengeance

 

W is for...

 

X is for...

 

Y is for...


Yellow Jacket

Z is for...


Zaza-Mushi

 


Introduction:

Insects have been eaten by humans for as long as we've had mouths. They constitute an important part of many people's diets, providing much needed protein and nutrients in otherwise fairly desolate regions of the planet. However, the very idea revolts most Americans. In fact America is the only country in the world that doesn't widely and regularly consume insects. Enjoy our page, and next time don't feel too squemish about about downing an agave worm. After all, getting it is the fun part...

Last updated: Feb. 1, 2005