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IMG_1375

Observed: 15th December 2009 By: catcher
Cape Bird Club
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IMG_1375
Description:

Mopane worm. Larval stage of the Emporer Moth which forms a large and valuable food source for indigenous people and tourists who consider themselves adventurous!

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Caterpillar

I saw a fascinating documentary on these wee beasties a few years ago ,and always fancied seeing them in the flesh, but not eating them .Were you an adventurous tourist?

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Mopane Worm

No, I have never eaten them nor am I likely to consider it. I believe that they are available canned in the Supermarkets, and there are lots of recipes on the Net. I don't know if I qualify as a tourist in that I live in South Africa though not in the Park regretfully.