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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.­.­.­

caterpillars
eating bugs
eating insects
edible bugs
edible insects
entomophagy
food
larva
larvae
many
moths
nhong tam
nhộng tằm
prepupal
saturniidae
silk worms
yellow
November 15, 2005
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.