insect larvas


If you know the genus of those insect larvae, please post a comment!

Live "Nhộng Tằm" worms sold in Food Market (don't lick your screen!)

Best eaten fried (really crispy!).­ Nhộng Tam worms are a delicacy in some parts of Vietnam, but I didn't get a change to try that for diner.­

Those are some type of Silkworms (but not Lepidoptera).­ They produce a cocoon that is harvested by the tribe people in Northern Vietnam.­ They are most likely moth larvae, either Saturniidae, or a closely related family.­

After beeing extracted from the silk cocoon, the worms are eaten (naturally!).­ I'm not sure how they are cooked or served, though.­.­.­

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Photos of edible insects, alive, raw and cooked, found on markets all around Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos).­

I tried most of them, and they are good indeed.­ Rosted crickets (my favorite) taste a bit like chocolate.­

Markets of Vietnam

This small series is part of my Vietnam photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

- A photo-documentary about eating dog meat for dinner: www.­flickr.­com/­photos/­loupiote/­sets/­1652923/­. But be advised that those are very GRAPHIC photos and not advised for children.­

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.

It does not look like it, based on a google image search.
I think this is Samia Cynthia moth larvae, also known as eri silkworm.