|Some insects contain
chemicals that make them not taste good. A few of these chemicals are actually toxic or otherwise
|Many insects are used
medicinally in different parts of the world.
|Bamboo worm eaten in
Brazil. A caterpillar, it grows
to 10cm long. When eaten for food, pull out head and intestine and
discard. If leave it in, you
fall asleep for an entire day, have vivid pleasant dreams. Similar to opium.
|Diving beetles used in East
Africa by young girls. Their
venom contains steroid hormones.
They get it to bite their breasts and they grow bigger.
|Spanish fly, actually a
beetle, commonly used aphrodisiac.
Quite toxic in larger doses.
The Marquis de Sade got in trouble because of this.