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Daemon
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Dragonflies: The Devil's Darning Needle

Many cultures consider dragonflies sinister creatures, and a number of the common, vernacular names for the flying insects, such as "devil's needle" and "ear cutter," link them with evil or injury. In truth, dragonflies generally do not attack humans and are valued for their predatory control of harmful insect populations. Dragonflies lay eggs in or near water, and most of the dragonfly's life is spent underwater in larval form. In what country are dragonflies considered a delicacy? More...
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Scary looking little insects.
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Really scary
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In Georgia there is a superstitious belief that dragonflies accompany venomous snakes. So, seeing dragonflies in their yards, people in the Georgian countryside begin to burn sulphur, since (according to another local superstition) sulphur can scare off snakes. The insect's name itself means in Georgian 'needle-swallower'. I personally very much like dragonflies since they are exquisitely elegant and they are very, very ancient insects, who lived on our planets millions of years before first dinosaurs appeared.
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You have dragonflies, and damselflies - so where are the knightflies? Flew away? Think
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Dragonflies seem to be especially popular as food on Bali in Indonesia.


Coconut-infused Dragonfly Served over Rice

If you like soft-shell crab, there’s a chance you may in fact be interested in devouring a dragonfly. In most cooking methods, the wings are removed, and the body is boiled or fried, usually in coconut oil with garlic and ginger. It’s commonly served over rice as a meal or by itself as a crunchy snack. Traditionally in Bali, dragonflies are hunted by lacquering a strip of palm with a sticky liquid produced naturally by the jackfruit tree. If the dragonfly sticks, dinner is caught. However, this delicacy is not exclusive to Indonesia; in fact it’s even available stateside, at the Bug Appétit eatery in New Orleans. Eat up?


https://br.oyster.com/articles/50480-5-shocking-dishes-that-are-considered-delicacies-in-indonesia/
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