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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The largest number of entomophagous caught was in Jan/28 in subarea NC in the growing season and the peak for the C subarea was in Feb/14 at the reproductive period of crop (Figure 3).
armigera and its associated entomophagous insects under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions.
Interspecific competition in larvae between entomophagous parasitoids.
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.
Y un gusano que ataca los granos de cafe desde dentro y que puede causar una perdida de hasta el 20% en los arbustos infectados, se trata con el hongo natural entomophagous fungi, que se produce con arroz en los centros locales de investigacion agricola y se rocia una vez al ano sobre las areas que pudieran estar afectadas.
Attraction of entomophagous and associate insects of the southern pine beetle to beetle- and host tree-produced volatiles.
The specimens were then deposited in the entomophagous Insect Collection "Oscar Monte", at the Biological Institute, headquartered in Campinas, SP, in the Biological Control Laboratory.
In this way, the accessibility of entomophagous insects to these resources composes a primary factor in choosing the vegetable species that could be used to make up the crop system and optimize natural biological control (Patt et al., 1997b; Vattala et al., 2006; Barbosa et al., 2011).
Members of the genus Eurytoma can be entomophagous, phytophagous or both.