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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Even though Phrynosoma douglasii is not an ant specialist relative to other highly myrmecophagous horned lizard species, ants are obviously an important component of their diet, especially for neonates.
Dietary specialization on this low-quality food is accompanied by a reduction in basal metabolism, as measured in the laboratory, for most, if not all, of these myrmecophagous species (McNab 1984).
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