The 10 tastiest insects and bugs in mexico


Escarabajos (beetles)

There are 88 species of edible beetles in Mexico. Colourful names include the rhinoceros beetle and gallina ciega (blind hen), which is actually a white beetle grub that resembles an oversized maggot.

The most common edible beetle is the chahui, which feeds on the bean pods of the desert-growing mesquite tree (as do coyotes). The chahui has a bitter flavour that disappears when roasted well, giving way to an almost fishy flavour.Escarabajos are a delicacy in Hidalgo, Tabasco, Guerrero, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Puebla, Chiapas and Nayarit.