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Table 5 Inventory of edible insects used by members of the Deori tribe of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh

From: Comparative Survey of Entomophagy and Entomotherapeutic Practices in Six Tribes of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh (India)

Scientific name Order Family English name Vernacular name Seasonal availability Mode of intake Remarks
Chondacris rosea (DeGeer 1773) Orthoptera Acrididae Short horn grasshopper Phoring Sept- Nov Legs and wings are discarded, roasted or fried with mustard oil  
Laptysma sp. Orthoptera Acrididae Short horn grasshopper Phoring Aug- Oct Legs and wings discarded, roasted or fried with mustard oil  
Unidentified Orthoptera Acrididae Short horn grasshopper Phoring Sept- Oct Legs and wings are discarded, roasted or fried with mustard oil  
Brachytrupes sp. Orthoptera Gryllidae Cricket Shingapok May- Sept Wings, legs and antennae discarded and bodies are fried with mustard oil  
Brachytrupes orientalis (Burmeister 1838) Orthoptera Gryllidae Cricket Shingapok May- Sept Wings, legs and antennae discarded and bodies are fried with oil  
Unidentified Orthoptera Tettigoniidae Katydid Phoring Sept- Oct Legs, antennae and wings are discarded, roasted or fried with oil  
Apis mellifera Linnaeus 1758 Hymenoptera Apidae Honeybee Moumakhi Nov- Jan Honey  
Apis sp. Hymenoptera Apidae Honeybee Moumakhi Nov- Jan Honey  
Oecophylla smaragdina Fabricius 1775 Hymenoptera Formicidae Red ant Semete All year round Pupae  
Samia ricini (Donovan 1798) Lepidoptera Saturniidae Saturniid silk moth Palu April- Sept Large caterpillar stages, pupae boiled and fried  
Antheraea assamensis Helfer 1837 Lepidoptera Saturniidae Muga silk moth Palu May- Sept Large caterpillar stages, pupae boiled and fried  
Bombyx mori (Linnaeus 1758) Lepidoptera Bombycidae Silkworm or mulberry silk worm Palu May- Sept Large caterpillar stages, pupae boiled and fried