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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...
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...
By Mark Hoddle |
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