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Revision as of 17:52, 8 May 2017

Zophobas morio
Zophobas morio larva.jpg
Zophobas morio larva
Common names: Superworms, Giant Mealworms, Zophobas, Darkling beetle
Size: 1.5-2.25 inches
Color: Tan with dark brown or black stripes
Defense: Adult beats emit foul odor when disturbed
Range: Tropical regions of Central and South America
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Tenebrionidae
Genus: Zophobas
Species: morio
Life cycle
Egg
Larva
Giant Mealworms.jpg
Pupa
Zophobas morio pupa.jpg
Adult
Superworms adult.jpg


Preparation
Stage consumed: Larva
Cooking method: Sauteed, boiled, toasted, fried
Parts consumed: All
Toxicity: Potential allergen

Commonly referred to as superworms, giant mealworms, zophobas, or darkling beetles. Zophobas morio is eaten as the larval stage and is 1.5 to 2 times larger than regular mealworms, at up to 2.25 inches long. The larvae are tan with dark stripes at the end and a dark spot on their head.

The adults are black and have a fused wing plate. Their abdomen is pointer compared to Tenebrio molitor and the thorax and abdomen are not as

Habitat

Superworms naturally occure in the tropical regions of Central and South America, but have spread across the world for use as food for reptiles and other insectivorous pets. They are often found amongst rotting logs and leaves.[1]

Consumption they eat apples.

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Farming

Legality

There are no known legal issues with the import, export, or sale of superworms.


Superworms are widely available in pet stores or from herpetological supply stores. There are no known sources of pre-prepared superworms, but they are available live from the following sources.

Rainbow Mealworms the world's largest farm: Superworms in bulk

Media

References They died