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Edible insects of the Niger delta area in Nigeria | 1240
Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983

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Edible insects of the Niger delta area in Nigeria


International Symposia on Entomology

September 04, 2013 Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, Orlando, FL, USA

Okore Oghale O'woma, Avaoja D. A and Nwana I. E.

Accepted Abstracts: Entomol Ornithol Herpetol

Abstract :

The use of insects as food by the people of the Niger Delta in Nigeria is not new. A total of twenty species were recorded as used as food. The species cut across six orders namely: Isoptera, Orthoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidotera, Hemiptera and Diptera. Order Coleoptera had the highest number of species (6) followed closely by orders Lepidoptera and Orthoptera with 5 species each. The species consumed differed in each of the assessed states however, the most commonly consumed species were termites recording 29% on a pie-chart followed closely by R. phoenicis larva with 22%.

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