I have updated the dinner diaries from Botswana with photos of the caterpillars consumed. You can check out the revised gallery here: https://nomad-odyssey.com/2013/06/05/dinner-diary-cresta-president-caterpillars/
Eating caterpillars was a new and enjoyable dining experience for me. Served as part of the dinner buffet they were really the highlight of the evening and all thats worth reporting on.
Apparently they used to form an integral part of the protein diet of southern and eastern africans when times were tough. Deep fried they were a little chewy with a slightly gummy texture and a gamy, smoky flavour with a slight bitterness similar to stewed spinach.