A young man harvesting the mature larvae and newly formed pupae of a giant hornet in a restaurent. I noticed that there were actually two species there, one much larger than the other. The sign says "Wild wasp pupae, good for either men or women. Cooked either with peper, wine, or eggs. Priced at 12 yen per 100 grams".

Time of photo: November 5, 1999. Place: Guangzhou city, Guangdong Province, China. Copyrighted © by Bees.Net