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Table 6 Inventory of edible insects used by members of the Chakma 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 Phiring Sept- Nov Roasted or fried with mustard oil  
Brachytrupes sp. Orthoptera Gryllidae Cricket Gumro May- Sept Wings discarded and fried with mustard oil  
Brachytrupes orientalis (Burmeister 1838) Orthoptera Gryllidae Cricket Gumro May- Sept Wings discarded and fried with oil  
Microcentum sp. (?) Orthoptera Tettigoniidae Katydid Elbetto phiring Aug- Oct Roasted or fried with oil  
Mantis sp. Mantodea   Preying mantis Aasphiring Aug- Oct Fried with oil  
Aristobia sp. Coleoptera Cerambycidae Long horn beetle Chorgipok June- Aug Roasted or fried with oil  
Batocera roylei Hope 1833 Coleoptera Cerambycidae Long horn beetle Chorgipok June- Aug Roasted or fried  
Haplocerambyx sp. Coleoptera Cerambycidae Long horn beetle Chorgipok June- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Sternocera sp. Coleoptera Buprestidae Beetle Keshkumari June- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Helicupris sp. Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Beetle Shimpok June- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Unidentified sp. Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Beetle Shimphoo June- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Anomala sp. Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Beetle Elphobang Aug- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Propomacrus sp. Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Beetle Phobang June- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Lepidiota sp. Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Beetle Phobang Aug- Sept Roasted or fried with oil  
Lucanus laminifer Waterhouse 1890. Coleoptera Lucanidae Stag beetle Komrengpok June- Sept Roasted or fried with oil