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An Asmat child eats a roasted sago grub (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, the larvae of Capricorn beetles), cooked by his father in the jungle swamp where his family is processing its main staple food?sago pulp?from the sago palm tree in southernmost Irian Jaya, Indonesia. When roasted on a spit, sago grups are fatty and bacon-flavored, although the skins are rather chewy. (Man Eating Bugs page 69 Top)

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An Asmat child eats a roasted sago grub (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, the larvae of Capricorn beetles), cooked by his father in the jungle swamp where his family is processing its main staple food?sago pulp?from the sago palm tree in southernmost Irian Jaya, Indonesia. When roasted on a spit, sago grups are fatty and bacon-flavored, although the skins are rather chewy. (Man Eating Bugs page 69 Top)