Zimbabwean ‘Christmas beetle’ makes a seasonal snack
30 December 2020 | 11:00 am
In Zimbabwean towns, food tastes have become westernised, but in the countryside, there remains a time-honoured tradition of eating insects. The chafer beetle, also called the Christmas beetle, is a dark-red bug which proliferates in the southern hemisphere country at this time of year.
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