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Entomophagy: Collecting and Eating Red Palm Weevil Larvae from Nipa Palms in Sumatra, Indonesia

The red stripe form of red palm weevil (referred to here as Rhynchophorus vulneratus) is harvested for food from nipa palm trunks in parts of Sumatra by rural and semi-rural agrarians. Nipa palms (Nypah fruticans; known as buah atap in Indonesia) typically grow in swampy muddy areas (in either fresh or brackish water conditions) and...
By Mark Hoddle |

Entomophagy: Farming Palm Weevils for Food

Article by Mark S. Hoddle, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside CA 92521, USA Background: Entomophagy is the consumption of insects by humans for food. This is an ancient practice that tends to be concentrated in certain parts of the world, notably tropical and sub-tropical regions, where there is a diversity of large insects...
By Mark Hoddle |
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