Hopper Pockets and the Challenge of Eating More Insects

In Western cultures, most of us get the heebie-jeebies when we see bugs, but in most countries around the world, insects are routinely eaten and even enjoyed. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we talk about insects as food, the benefits they have on our environment, and what are Hopper Pockets and how can we get some?

Panda ant

Even though it carries the adorable nickname ‘panda ant,’ the Euspinolia militaris not an ant at all but a species of wingless wasp.

Ouch

Photographer Javier Aznar endured a bit of pain in order to capture the moment an army ant took a bite out of his finger.

Leafhopper

A leafhopper is the common name for any species from the family Cicadellidae. These minute insects, colloquially known as hoppers, are plant feeders that suck plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees.

Met Gala bug

The Saturniidae Moth Caterpillar is a spectacular sight to behold and appears to be the most colorful and fancy caterpillar on Earth.

Damselfly

Damselflies are very similar to dragonflies, but you can differentiate between the two by the way damselflies rest with their wings closed.

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This Week In Green – Feb 11, 2022

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Surprised caterpillar

The tiniest caterpillar looks up at the camera in complete surprise. We see a Disney movie in the making.

Bendy straw

Nature can be playful as photographer Aaditya Bhat captured this coiled vine delivering a drop of water to this thirsty ant. Amazing to think of all the wonders happening just below our feet.