Mopane worms are originally a dish common among the Bemba tribe of the Northern Province of Zambia. Locally known as ifishimu/ifinkubala(Bemba), or Vinkubala (Chinyanja). Mopane worms are harvested twice a year. Usually one main harvest, during the early months of the rainy season November to January. After harvesting, the caterpillars are squeezed to remove the gut contents parboiled and then dried.