Plagued by a wave of bogong moth, Australians are trying to beat the infestation by ... eating the bugs!
Each year at this time millions of the moths fly south from Queensland into New South Wales to avoid the summer heat. Once across the state border they head for the Snowy Mountains where they hibernate in caves. [...]
The "munch a moth" campaign is being led by Jean-Paul Bruneteau, 51, a French-born chef who is regarded as a worldwide pioneer of such delights as smoked emu, lemon myrtle and bunya nuts.
He first began eating the brown bogong moths 11 years ago while researching a book on "bush tucker" eaten by Aborigines. "They have a lovely popcorn flavour, like hazelnut," he said.