Also known as king mealworms, superworms are extremely popular as a feeder insect within the pet trade.
- Easier to digest as food source than mealworms
- Study insect defense mechanisms
They are larger in size and less chitinous than regular Tenebrio, making them easier for reptiles and amphibians to digest.
Adults also secrete an unpleasant odor when threatened, making them interesting specimens for studying insect defense mechanisms.
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