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Cooked beetle Vendor (Zimbabwe, Oct 2017)
Women selling cooked beetles in Zimbabwe.
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Deep fried insects sold at food stall in Bangkok, Thailand.

Entomophagy is a term of Ancient Greek origins, and means using insects as a source of food. It can be found in insects that eat other insects, birds, amphibians and mammals. Non-human animals that feed on insects are known as insectivores.

The term also describes human insect-eating, which can be found in parts of North, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Insect-eating is uncommon, or even taboo in some societies.

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