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Table 2 Cultural significance of insect taxa and developmental stages

From: Beetles, ants, wasps, or flies? An ethnobiological study of edible insects among the Awajún Amerindians in Amazonas, Peru

Insect groups No. of species Mean S* Total S % of citations % of respondents
Consumption stage
 Larva 5 0.36 1.78 48 100
 Adult 5 0.19 1.13 41 96
 Pupae 2 0.19 0.38 11 64
Order
 Coleoptera 6 0.28 1.95 56 100
 Hymenoptera 4 0.25 1.24 39 96
 Diptera 1 0.10 0.10 5 26
Family
 Curculionidae (beetles) 3 0.46 1.84 49 100
 Formicidae (ants) 2 0.29 0.86 28 94
 Vespidae (wasps) 2 0.19 0.38 11 63
 Stratiomyidae (flies) 1 0.10 0.10 5 26
 Scarabaeidae (beetles) 2 0.04 0.08 6 25
 Elateridae (beetles) 1 0.03 0.03 1 6
  1. *S Salience Index