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Table 2 Quantitative results for mentioned invertebrate uses in traditional medicine in Plateau Department (N = 133)

From: Traditional knowledge of invertebrates used for medicine and magical–religious purposes by traditional healers and indigenous populations in the Plateau Department, Republic of Benin

SpeciesFamilyLocal name (ethnic group)Number of informants mentioning the speciesNumber of citationsNumber of usesUse value
THHTotalTHHTotal
Achaea catocaloides GuenéeNoctuidaeAtotoué (Goun), Awatakpèkpè (Nago)22422430.030
Achatina achatina LinnaeusAchatinidaeOgbin (Nago)221234241337130.255
Acraea lycoa GodartNymphalidaeAkpaïkpa (Nago)21331430.022
Acraea serena FabriciusNymphalidaeAkpaïkpa (Nago)21321320.022
Apate monachus FabriciusBostrichidaeDjegui-Djégui (Nago)1-12-220.007
Apis mellifera LineausApidaeOyin (Nago,Mahi)6171021260.045
Archachatina marginata SwainsonAchatinidaeOgbin (Nago)6-66-650.045
Belonogaster juncea FabriciusVespidaeOgbon (Nago)6-68-850.045
Brachytrupes membranaceus DruryGryllidaeIrè (Nago)42642620.045
Callinectes amnicola RochebrunePortunidaeAlakanran, Agassa (Nago)6-67-750.045
Camponotus maculatus FabriciusFormicidaeLassouga (Holli)-11-1110.007
Ceriagrion glabrum BurmeisterCoenagrionidaeAgbaroro (Nago)1-11-110.007
Danaus chrysippus alcippus CramerNymphalidaeLabalaba (Nago)11211220.015
Eudrilus eugeniae KinbergEudrilidaeEkolo (Nago), Ovoun (Tori, Goun), Vannou-kounongbé (Ouémègbé)241539261541130.293
Formica spp.FormicidaeIdjalè, Ekpikpi, Aladi (Nago)5-55-550.038
Hermetia illucens LinnaeusStratiomyidaeEchichi odin (Nago)1-11-110.007
Limicolaria aurora JayAchatinidaeOkoto (Nago)11212330.015
Limnephilus sp.LimnephilidaeChèfa-sokpo, Tchègui-sakpo (Nago)4-44-430.030
Lucilia sericata MeigenCalliphoridaeEchichi (Nago)1-12-210.007
Luciola discicollis CastelnauLampyridaeDanandanan (Nago)1-11-110.007
Macrotermes bellicosus SmeathmanTermitidaeIkan (Nago)1-11-110.007
Mantis religiosa LinnaeusMantidaeAlaguémon (Nago)1-11-110.007
Musca domestica LinnaeusMuscidaeEchichi (Nago)43743760.052
Myrmeleon formicarius LinnaeusMyrmeleontidaeGoulousso (Nago)21321320.022
Odontomachus troglodytes SantschiFormicidaeTakpèkpè (Nago)4-44-420.030
Oecophylla longinoda LatreilleFormicidaeIkarika (Nago), Ahlo (Goun)42642650.045
Oryctes monoceros OlivierDynastidaeKokoro aïtan (Nago), Tran (Goun)2-22-220.015
Pachycondyla tarsata FabriciusFormicidaeIroro, Ororo (Nago)32532530.038
Pandinus imperator KochScorpionidaeTamitchèkor (Nago)6410641060.075
Penaeus sppPenaeidaeEdé (Nago)2-22-220.015
Periplaneta americana LinnaeusBlattidaeAgnan (Nago), Kakaraka (Goun)6511861460.082
Phaneroptera nana sparsa StålTettigoniidaeBossaclé (Ouémègbé)-11-1110.007
Rhynchophorus phoenicis FabriciusCurculionidaeWoyiwo (Nago)2-23-330.015
Scarabaeus nitens OlivierScarabaeidaeAgba (Nago)1-11-110.007
Tachypodoiulus niger LeachJulidaeOkoukounroun (Nago)7-77-740.052
Trithemis arteriosa BurmeisterLibellulidaeAgbaroro (Nago)-11-1110.007
Araneus spp.ArnaeidaeElénan-Igbo (Holli, Ouémègbé, Tori)4-44-420.030
Salticus spp.SalticidaeElénan-Ilé (Nago, Holli)8-88-830.060