Giant Edible June Beetes (Holotrichia sp.). Holotrichia is a genus of beetle in the family Scarabaeidae, which are also known as "chafer beetles" or "white-grubs" for their white larvae that are found amongst the soil of where they feed on the plant roots.
‘Giant’, you say? That’s right. There’s no shying away from the fact that these beetles once crawled, flew, fed and bumped into things (they are quite clumsy). But that doesn’t mean they aren’t perfectly edible if you’ve got the stomach for it. With their crunchy and unique taste, June Bugs or June beetles as they're also known are a great source of protein and calcium.
When alive these little creatures are nocturnal, so if you want to be sympathetic to their habits, enjoy them in the evening as a party snack, unusual pizza topping, dipped in chilli sauce, however you like - it’s what they would have wanted.
We source our Giant June bugs from trusted collectors in Thailand and Cambodia and only buy the freshest and highest quality insects. Once harvested, they are immediately frozen before being cleaned, boiled and dehydrated to preserve their nutritious content.
When fully dehydrated we season the bugs with salt and pack them in high quality foil bags with moisture and oxygen absorbers, keeping them fresh for over a year.
June Bugs are usually eaten from fresh, the wings are removed and the plump body is eaten while the head is discarded. Dehydrated June beetles are a little different because the meat inside dries up leaving a hollow interior. You can either blend them up to make a nutritious powder and then add them to any meal to increase the nutrient content or remove legs and wings, dip in your favorite dipping sauce and then enjoy a whole new taste experience.
Each bag contains 15 grams of dried Giant June Beetles. Each bag contains approx 5 beetles each measuring 5cm in length.
Ingredients: Giant June Beetles, Salt
Net Weight 15g, Gross Weight 28g, Shelf life: 1 year from date of manufacture.
Giant Edible June Bugs
- Brand: Thailand Unique
- Product Code: GJB2015
- Availability: In Stock