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Subsequently, one may also ask, do people eat water bugs?
????), are quite commonly eaten throughout Southeast Asia. In Thailand their essence is mostly extracted and added to chili based nam prik sauces. However, it's also common to consume these creatures lightly boiled or deep fried and then salted heavily.
Secondly, is Lethocerus edible? Lethocerus indicus. It was originally described as Belostoma indicum but is no longer placed in that genus. This insect is well known as an edible species in a number of different Southeast Asian cuisines. The taste of the flight muscles is often compared to sweet scallops or shrimp.
Besides, what do water bugs taste like?
The meat is variously described as flavoured like citrus, black licorice, or even bubble gum and jelly beans. Like many arthropod insects, people often compare the taste to sweet shrimp, scallops or crab meat. Being pretty chunky and very strong, Giant Water Bugs have quite a bit of meat on them.
What bugs are edible?
Edible insects These species include 235 butterflies and moths, 344 beetles, 313 ants, bees and wasps, 239 grasshoppers, crickets and cockroaches, 39 termites, and 20 dragonflies, as well as cicadas.