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Bamboo eaters

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dhricenak
1301635.  Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:11 am Reply with quote

I just bought a second hand copy of the Second Book of General Ignorance and have to quibble with the paragraph about bamboo mealybugs. The scientific name given is for a bamboo boring beetle and I believe the edible larvae are from a species of moth. Mealybugs are Hemiptera and don't have larvae.

 
Jenny
1302089.  Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:24 pm Reply with quote

Oh we like a good quibble! Thank you :-)

 

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