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Table 6 Major disease categories and insect and other invertebrate taxa containing species used in treating diseases of the various categories

From: Therapeutic arthropods and other, largely terrestrial, folk-medicinally important invertebrates: a comparative survey and review

  Heart & blood Skin & wounds & burns Lungs & bronchi & asthma Kidney & urogenital Ulcers & tumors Haemorrhoids Muscle & rheumatism Fever & colds
Odonata & plus aquatic orders X   X X X    X
Orthoptera   X X X X   X  
Isoptera X X X X X    
Hemiptera X X X X    X X
Coleoptera X X X X X X X  
Lepidoptera X X X X X   X X
Hymenoptera X apitherapy apitherapy apitherapy apitherapy   X X
Diptera X X       X
Other orders X   X X     X
Chilopoda X X    X   X  
Scorpiondae X      X X  
Oligochaeta X X X X X X X X
Gastropoda X X X X   X   X