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Galleria mellonella
Galleria mellonella adult
An adult greater wax moth
Common names: Waxworm, Greater wax moth, Honeycomb moth
Size: 1.2-1.6 inches (wingspan)
Color: Tan, brown, reddish brown
Defense: No information
Range: Europe, Asian, North America, and Australia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Galleria
Species: mellonella
Life cycle
Egg
Larva
Pupa
Adult


Preparation
Stage consumed: Larva
Cooking method: Sauteed, Fried, Toasted
Parts consumed: All
Toxicity: Potential allergen

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Find larvae recipes on Entomophagy Wiki.



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MediaEdit

Girl Meets Bug - ep02:50

Girl Meets Bug - ep. 1 WaxWorm Tacos

Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug makes waxworm tacos

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