Welcome to Zack's Bug-Feasting Page

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[an error occurred while processing this directive] served since 3-14-1997, web launched April, 1995.

For honey bee pictures, please go to Zach's bee photos.

Coming up soon: many more pictures!

        1. eating insects in Thailand's street market
        2. eating French-style insect feast in the Montreal Insectarum

Web honors

  • 12/26/1999 to 1/2/2000,Site of the Week, www.zenzibar.com
  • 1998: Web Weirdness Official Weird Site, www.randysweb.com
  • 1998: Site of the Week, www.wackystuff.com

    Eating Giant Silkworms (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

    cooking table eaten silkworm
    Being cooked On the Table Being consumed real silkworms

    Eating Mealworms (Cleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tribolium spp)

    in a pan Being cooked on a plate eat that yuck!
    Rearing Cooking Ready to serve Not sure edible Yuck!
    can eat can eat2 worms in the candy worms in the candy2 enjoying
    Look, I'm brave! Me eat worms too! Sweet worms No big deal Better than French Fries!

    Eating Hornets (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

    in a pan Being netted on a plate off with the wings not bad really?
    harvesting nest harvested cooked first bite meditation

    Eating Predaceous Diving Beetles (Cleoptera: Dytiscidae)

    in a pan Being netted on a plate off with the wings not bad really?
    In water Being netted On the plate Wings off Not bad Really?

    Eating Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae?)

    on plate eating leps1 eating leps2 eating leps3
    cooked caterpillars testing enjoying devouring

    Eating Scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones)

    in a pan on plate kissing eating eating2
    live & deadly dead & tasty kissing eating first bite

    Eating Other Insects

    queen bee grasshoppers
    yummy bees! grasshoppers

    Other bugs that I have tried: canned ants from Japan, not so good (too much soysauce?); live honey bee queen larvae from queen cups, a by-product of royal jelly production; frozen drone pupae (white eye stage); a few ant larvae; meal worms either in a pie or fried -- crunchy and better than french fries! More pictures to come!

    Links to other insect-eating pages

  • The Food Insects Newsletter
  • Insects as Food
  • Insect Snacks from Around the World
  • Insects in the Human Diet
  • Tasty Insect Recipes
  • The bugeating domain: eatbug.com

  • Other pages maintained by Zachary Huang:
    www.cyberbee.net Pretty pictures of bees and everything you need to know about bees and beekeeping!
    sfi.cyberbee.net The social insect modelling group meets in Sante Fe each year in October
    bees.msu.edu The official Bee Lab page at Michigan State University
    Departmental Profile at Michigan State University