Definition of mopane worm in English:

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mopane worm

noun

The spotted caterpillar of a southern African moth, which feeds on mopane leaves and is a source of food for local people.
  • Gonimbrasia belina, family Saturniidae.
Example sentences
  • Imbrasia epimethea, cousin to the mopane worm of southern Africa, known here as madora, and the caterpillars known as harati are also popular snacks.
  • Another myth enforces the belief that the moths of the mopane worm go into hibernation after they have laid the eggs.
  • Some of the most important edible insects are mopane worms, locusts, bees, termites and edible stink-bugs.

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