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Table 2 Quantity variation obtained (1980–2006) of threaten edible insects in Tulancalco, Hidalgo in an area of 100 Km2

From: Threatened edible insects in Hidalgo, Mexico and some measures to preserve them

Species Number 1980 1990 2000 2006
L. apiculatum M. Nests 8 7 4 2
A. hesperiaris W. Organisms 39 112 85 43
C. redtembacheri H. Organisms 480 283 247 180
S. acupunctatus G Organisms 120 132 84 52
Th. gigas B. Organisms 7000 5315 4200 3008
M. melliger W. Organisms 280 178 87 30
P. (M.) occidentalis nigratella B. Hives 25 17 12 8
Axayacatl (Corixidae bugs) weight [Kg] 1.5 1.3 0.424 0.210
  1. These results are the mean of two replicates each time.