Definition of mopane worm in English:

mopane worm

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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
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    • 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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