When you went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving, bugs probably weren't on your list. Maybe they should have been.
The U.N. is recommending that the world's hungry eat more insects. They're good for you and eating more is good for the world.
Here are photos of some of the top insect dishes and some of the top insects for meals. Guess what insect has been nicknamed "Shrimp of the Land."
Harold McCarthey, 7, squints through a microscope to view an insect during the Bugs! event Saturday at the Dusenberry-River Library. It was part of the library's monthly Science Saturday.
Brian Shaw, 10, left, and Stephen Shaw, 8, observe a rosemary-filled vase with hundreds of ladybugs during Bugs! at the Dusenberry-River Library, 5605 E. River Road.
The hand of Deborah North from Arbico Organics is shown sharing ladybugs as she teaches about insects beneficial to the garden.
Zac Mendola, 5, releases a ladybug into a flowerbed. The library branch's next Science Saturday is "Blast Off to Mars," 10 a.m. April 27.
MIAMI — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.
Georgi Davisson-MacNeil shines a black light on an African emperor scorpion. She and her husband, Ken, run a new pet shop strictly for outside-the-box thinkers. Fancy a tarantula, or a slimy, 15-inch millipede? Stop by.
Maybe you need a cockroach co-pilot. A scorpion sidekick. A tarantula tag-along. Ken the Bug Guy, a bug-centric pet shop set to open Saturday, has got you covered.
Syd Sussman feeds baby tarantulas. Owner Ken MacNeil says his shop has up to 20,000 tarantulas, crickets, roaches and millipedes, all in need of loving homes. Actually, they don't care if you love 'em or not. Just feed 'em.