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Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects book image

Hundreds of tiny nymphs (immature insects), Cystococcus echiniformis, fall out from the exposed home of their mother inside a gall in a bloodwood tree; the tiny insects are eaten alive by the hundreds in one ("nutty tasting") mouthful, north of Alice Springs, Central Australia. (Man Eating Bugs page 24)

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Hundreds of tiny nymphs (immature insects), Cystococcus echiniformis, fall out from the exposed home of their mother inside a gall in a bloodwood tree; the tiny insects are eaten alive by the hundreds in one ("nutty tasting") mouthful, north of Alice Springs, Central Australia. (Man Eating Bugs page 24)