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Stirred with a palm leaf stem, palm grubs, or Capricorn beetle larvae, are sautéed in their own oil over a fire. Uganda. (Man Eating Bugs page 143 Inset, grubs being cooked by Joseph Kawunde). Joseph Kawunde, 56, a former Ssese Islander, is one of few in his mainland village of Bweyogerere who enjoys the cuisine of masinya, or palm grub (the larvae of the Capricorn beetle); the other villagers curiously watch as he prepares the foreign dish of masinya worms cooked with salt, curry, and yellow onions. Bweyogerere, Uganda.