oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Pentatomid bugs as human food
|Article Title||Pentatomid bugs as human food|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 1944|
|Pages||110 - 112|
|Keyword(s)||Human food and Pentatomid bugs|
On the eastern slopes of the Drakensberg, in the Pilgrimsrest district of the eastern Transvaal, the Natives regard a certain large pentatomid bug as a great delicacy. Although the insect emits a very strong, characteristic"" stink-bug"" odour, it is in great demand, and it is eaten both raw and cooked. Once more one has to admire the abiding truth and wisdom of the old proverb de gustibus non est disputandum, but in this case it would be more appropriate to misquote it, with Malcolm Burr, as ""disgustibus"".
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