Chahuis or xamoes are the common names given in Mexico to a variety of edible beetles within the insect order Coleoptera. The insects' common names in English are often "sticks worms", "rhinoceros beetle," or "grub".
There are 88 species of Coleoptera, primarily their larvae, that are eaten in Mexico as escarabajos comestibles. They are found in, and part of the cuisine of, the Mexican states of:
Chahuis must be toasted well, otherwise they have a bitter flavor.
- Escamol — the edible larvae of ants in Mexico.
- Entomophagy — the human consumption of insects as food.