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mealworm

the larva of a beetle of the genus Tenebrio. Mealworms are pests of stored grain.
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Unsaturated fatty acid concentration varies according to insect species: 60% to 70% in housefly maggot meal, yellow mealworm, and house cricket; 19% to 37% in black soldier fly larvae [4].
A number of species of darkling beetles infest stored food; the yellow mealworm, larger than most stored-food insects, is cultured in large numbers as food for animals in zoos and the pet trade.