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Table 1 Examples of Cuicatec nomenclature and classification of invertebrates, based on fieldwork in San Lorenzo Pápalo and reports from [49] in Santa María Pápalo, Oaxaca

From: Cuicatec ethnozoology: traditional knowledge, use, and management of fauna by people of San Lorenzo Pápalo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Common nameScientific nameGeneric termSpecific term
ICU Group
Piojo negroPediculus humanus var. capitisicu tin 
CochinillaIsopoda Armadillium sp.icu tintna’an
Piojo blancoPediculus humanus var. corporisicu tintinu
Piojo del marranoHaematopinus suisicu ye’encuchi
Piojo de la gallinaDermanyssus gallinaeicu ye’entu’u
Hormiga arrieraAtta mexicanaicu 
Hormiga arrieraAtta cephalotaicu 
Hormiga de fuegoHymenoptera-Formicidaeicu ndaa
Hormiga aladaA. mexicanaicu ndaa gueche
Hormiga de huesoHymenoptera-Formicidaeicu ndaini
Hormiga de palo secoHymenoptera-Formicidaeicu ndaa langu
Hormiga de humedadHymenoptera-Formicidaeicu ndaa nuni
Hormiga barredoraHymenoptera-Formicidaeicu ndaa tan
ITI Group
ChahuistleVentuna inaequalisiti dan 
 ScorpionCentruroides sp.iti da’a 
TijerillaForticula auriculariaiti dìnda 
 Capuline spiderLatrodectus mactansiti nd’iya 
 FireflyLampiris noctilucaiti a’an 
ND Group
 Worm, caterpillarLepidoptera several speciesnd’agun cuan
ChicatanaAtta mexicana (winged form)nd’a aa san ‘go
 BeetlesColeoptera, several speciesnd’i vi 
SAN Group
 CrabGecarcinidae, several speciessangoo
 Dragon flyAnax juniossanta jun
 FireflyLampiris noctilucasandili’i
STI Group
 Red waspHymenoptera Vespidaestigu’a
 WaspsHymenoptera Vespidae, several speciesstinyun
 CockroachPeriplaneta americanastivi
TU Group
 GrasshopperSphenarium purpurascenstucua
 BumblebeesBombus spp.tujoo
Y’A Group
 FliesMusca domesticay’acu
 MosquitoesCulicidae-Several speciesy’ayoo
 SpidersAraneae-Several speciesy’aibi
 BeesApis meliferay’anda’a
 Melliponini beesApidae-Meliponini-Several speciesy’amutu
 BeesApidae-Several speciesy’acúa
 ButterfliesLepidoptera-Several speciesy’avi