On the subject of campfires and marshmallows and insects... In western kenya (especially in the region around lake victoria) roasted/fried flying ants are a delicacy. During the rainy season,in the evenings...you can find people waiting with hurricane lanterns around a a large bowl -- and the ants just come flying in. The guy then gathers up a ladle full of ants and deep fries them. Its crunchy and pretty tasty (actually much better than roast peanuts) except for the occasional wing.... --ashok On 02/10/2003 06:19:50 PM Ron Luther wrote: >Beetles actually -- not flies. >They are native in the US at least as far west as Minnesota. >Catch and release was always fun as a kid. >Young girls used to squoosh 'em and apply ... for a temporary >glow-in-the-dark makeover.