entomophagy

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Consumption of insects as a food. Outside of the US and other developed nations, arthropods and other insects are a major source of nutrition; they are rich in vitamins and lysine—an amino acid deficient in the diet of those subsisting on grains—and provide up to 60% of the dietary protein in rural Africa

entomophagy

Global nutrition The dietary consumption of insects. See Forensic entomology.
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mucosa are compatible with 3 species of entomopathogenic fungi, but to our knowledge, no previously published study has evaluated the impact of derivatives from these promising Annonaceae on entomophagous insects.
And the coffee broca, a worm that eats the berry from the inside out and can cause losses of up to 20% in an infected tree, is treated with the natural fungus entomophagous fungi, or beauvaria bassiana, which is developed in cooked rice at the local agricultural research stations and sprayed once every year on all trees in areas potentially infected.
Nontarget effect of entomophagous biocontrol: Shared parasitism between native lepidopteran parasitoids and the biocontrol agent Trigonospila brevifacies (Diptera: Tachinidae) in forest habitats.
It may also enhance the growth of organisms, such as fungi and entomophagous nematodes, which may have adverse effects on the tick population (49).