MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: name and information on a specific butterfly

Posted by Jan Martin
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: South Dakota Department of Education
City: Pierre State/Province: South Dakota
Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology

I am looking for information about a butterfly that is used as a protein source in africa. The caterpillar eats the leaves of the mophene plant, the caterpillar is collected and then dried. I was asked if I knew anything about this and I am looking for more information. Any information or assistance in connecting with another source of information would be appreciated.