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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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