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A simmering pot of mopane worms in Botswana. The mopane worm is actually the caterpillar of the anomalous emperor moth (Imbrasia belina), one of the larger moths in the world. "Mopane" refers to the mopane treee, which the caterpillar eats. (Man Eating Bugs page 123 Inset)

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A simmering pot of mopane worms in Botswana. The mopane worm is actually the caterpillar of the anomalous emperor moth (Imbrasia belina), one of the larger moths in the world. "Mopane" refers to the mopane treee, which the caterpillar eats. (Man Eating Bugs page 123 Inset)