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Edible Insects of the World

  • Describes 2,141 different species of edible insects.
  • Provides easy-to-find citations of original literature on edible insects.
  • Lists edible insects not only by taxonomic group but also by location so that readers can easily obtain information about such insects in a particular country.
  • Delivers information in an easy-to-reference manner so that readers can use it like a dictionary of entomophagy

By: Jun Mitsuhashi (Author)

286 pages, 8 plates with colour photos

Productivity Press

Hardback | Jul 2016 | #231499 | ISBN-13: 9781498756570
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About this book

The first book on entomophagy written in this manner, Edible Insects of the World is an enumeration of 2,141 species of edible insects. For the reader's convenience, insect names are arranged much like a dictionary, first by taxonomic group and then by country. In addition to taxonomic and location information, entries contain applicable details about the history of entomophagy, collecting, cooking, and medicinal uses.


The list of edible insect in order of taxonomic group
- Thysanura
- Ephemeroptera
- Odonata
- Plecoptera
- Orthoptera
- Phasmida
- Isoptera
- Blattaria
- Mantodea
- Anoplura
- Hemiptera
- Coleoptera
- Neuroptera
- Siphonaptera
- Diptera
- Trichoptera
- Lepidoptera
- Hymenoptera

Numbers of identified species in each order and family
Lists of edible insects by countries and districts
- Europe
- North America
- Central area of America
- West Indies
- South America
- Africa
- The Middle and Near East
- Oceania
- Asia

- Europe
- West Indies
- South America
- Africa
- The Middle and Near East

Literature cited

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