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Cockroachsushi.jpg|Gromphadorhina portentosa|link=Gromphadorhina portentosa|linktext=A Madagascar hissing cockroach prepared as sushi
 
Cockroachsushi.jpg|Gromphadorhina portentosa|link=Gromphadorhina portentosa|linktext=A Madagascar hissing cockroach prepared as sushi
Picture 14.jpg|Super green cricket tacos|link=Recipe:Super green cricket tacos|linktext=Spirulina tortillas and crunchy crickets meet in this tasty dish.
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Armadillidium vulgare.jpg|Armadillidium vulgare|link=Armadillidium vulgare|linktext=This common pill bug uncurls from its defensive position.
Chocolate chirp cookies.jpg|Lazy chocholate chirp cookies|link=Recipe:Lazy chocolate chirp cookies|linktext=A fast and simple way to make cookies with a little extra hop
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Skewered scorpions.jpg|Mesobuthus martensii|link=Mesobuthus martensii|linktext=Chinese armored-tail scorpions on skewers in Beijing
Fried superworm closeup.jpg|Zophobas morio|link=Zophobas morio|linktext=A fried zophobas larva, or superworm; exploded due to extreme heat
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Tenebrio molitor.jpg|Tenebrio molitor|link=Tenebrio molitor|linktext=A selection of mealworms of various sizes
 
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Entomophagy Wiki is [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Entomophagy-Wiki/414397198606206?ref=tn_tnmn now on Facebook!]
 
   
 
This wiki is about entomophagy (bug-eating). More specifically, it hopes to make up for the lack of information available to budding entomophagists by providing a list of species that are edible, including preparation techniques, farming techniques, and information about their natural habits and habitat. I've started this wiki because I've been unable to find information on eating and raising insects, so I hope that experts and pioneers in the field can help fill in the gaps. Please contribute anything you can!
 
This wiki is about entomophagy (bug-eating). More specifically, it hopes to make up for the lack of information available to budding entomophagists by providing a list of species that are edible, including preparation techniques, farming techniques, and information about their natural habits and habitat. I've started this wiki because I've been unable to find information on eating and raising insects, so I hope that experts and pioneers in the field can help fill in the gaps. Please contribute anything you can!
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Check out [[:Category:Arthropods]] for a current list of species that are in [[Entomophagy Wiki]]. Go to [[:Category:Recipes]] for a list of recipes. And head to [[:Category:Article stubs]] to contribute to the wiki.
 
Check out [[:Category:Arthropods]] for a current list of species that are in [[Entomophagy Wiki]]. Go to [[:Category:Recipes]] for a list of recipes. And head to [[:Category:Article stubs]] to contribute to the wiki.
   
If you'd like to add a new species to the wiki, you can view the tutorial (complete with video) here: [[User_blog:BugNomster/How_to:_Add_a_new_species_to_Entomophagy_Wiki|BugNomster | How to: Add a new species to Entomophagy Wiki]]{{clr}}
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How-to document for adding new species is forthcoming.
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==Entomophagy==
 
==Entomophagy==
 
:This is a selection from the [[wikipedia:|Wikipedia]] article on [[wikipedia:Entomophagy|Entomophagy]]
 
   
 
Entomophagy (from Greek ἔντομος éntomos, "insect(ed)", and φᾰγεῖν phăgein, "to eat") is the consumption of insects as food. Insects are eaten by many animals, but the term is generally used to refer to human consumption of insects; animals that eat insects are known as insectivores. There are also some species of carnivorous plants that derive nutrients from insects.
 
Entomophagy (from Greek ἔντομος éntomos, "insect(ed)", and φᾰγεῖν phăgein, "to eat") is the consumption of insects as food. Insects are eaten by many animals, but the term is generally used to refer to human consumption of insects; animals that eat insects are known as insectivores. There are also some species of carnivorous plants that derive nutrients from insects.
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Some of the more popular insects and arachnids eaten around the world include crickets, cicadas, grasshoppers, ants, various beetle grubs (such as mealworms), the larvae of the darkling beetle or rhinoceros beetle, various species of caterpillar (such as bamboo worms, mopani worms, silkworms and waxworms), scorpions and tarantulas. Entomophagy is sometimes defined broadly to include the practice of eating arthropods that are not insects, such as arachnids (tarantulas mainly) and myriapods (centipedes mainly). There are 1,417 known species of arthropods, including arachnids, that are edible to humans. The term is not used for the consumption of other arthropods, specifically crustaceans like crabs, lobsters and shrimps.
 
Some of the more popular insects and arachnids eaten around the world include crickets, cicadas, grasshoppers, ants, various beetle grubs (such as mealworms), the larvae of the darkling beetle or rhinoceros beetle, various species of caterpillar (such as bamboo worms, mopani worms, silkworms and waxworms), scorpions and tarantulas. Entomophagy is sometimes defined broadly to include the practice of eating arthropods that are not insects, such as arachnids (tarantulas mainly) and myriapods (centipedes mainly). There are 1,417 known species of arthropods, including arachnids, that are edible to humans. The term is not used for the consumption of other arthropods, specifically crustaceans like crabs, lobsters and shrimps.
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