mopani worm

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mopani worm

n
1. (Animals) an edible caterpillar that feeds on mopani leaves
2. (Cookery) an edible caterpillar that feeds on mopani leaves
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[12.] Glew RH, Jackson D, Sena L, Vander Jagt DJ and M Milson Gonimbrasia belina (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae): a nutritional food source rich in protein, fatty acids and minerals.
Throughout much of Africa, mopane (moh-PAH-nee) worms--caterpillars of Gonimbrasia belina, a moth that feeds on mopane trees--are a spectacularly popular snack.
No Zaire, as lagartas da especie Gonimbrasia belina Westwood (Saturniidae) sao amplamente usadas como alimento por toda area de ocorrencia do inseto (Glew et al., 1999).