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Mamebogo Marumo sits under the partial shade of a mopane tree as she squeezes the insides out of mopane worms, keeping the carcasses to be salted, cooked, and dried to be eaten. The mopane worm is actually the caterpillar of the anomalous emperor moth (Imbrasia belina), one of the larger moths in the world. Dried mopane worms have three times the protein content of beef and can be stored for many months. Botswana. (Man Eating Bugs page 131 Bottom)

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Mamebogo Marumo sits under the partial shade of a mopane tree as she squeezes the insides out of mopane worms, keeping the carcasses to be salted, cooked, and dried to be eaten. The mopane worm is actually the caterpillar of the anomalous emperor moth (Imbrasia belina), one of the larger moths in the world. Dried mopane worms have three times the protein content of beef and can be stored for many months. Botswana. (Man Eating Bugs page 131 Bottom)