Life cycle of insects determines what stage maybe more palatable Nymphalid butterfly Chrysoperla lacewing Soldier bug eggs Stink bug laying silver eggs Would you like the Eggs Larva, grub, maggot, caterpillar Pupa or cocoon stage Or Adult??
We are already ingesting them without knowing it!
Entomophagy as a term refers to human consumption of insects Animal Science Animal Husbandry MiniLivestock
Branches of ENTOMOLOGY Agricultural & Forest entom – pollinators of fruit crops, destroyers of economically important trees & plants, predators of destructive pests, commercial products like dye, silk & honey Forensic entom – on TV like CSI: crime secene investigation, analysing insects near to or attached to decomposed victims, identifying the precise location a murder originally occurred, also, determines time of death of corpse Medical & Veterinary entom – parasites of human and livestock, vectors of diseases carrying fungi, viri or bacteria Research, Applied & Extension entom – study numerous aspects of insects like its microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, behaviour, taxonomy and much more Cultural entom - rooted in anthropology, natural history (social science, humanities, natural science) – exploring the parallel, connections & influence of insects/arthropods on human population and vice versa.
Invertebrate Zoology > Entomology > Kingdom Animalia > Phyllum Arthropoda Subphyllum Hexapoda > Class Insecta Order Orthoptera – grasshoppers, katydids, crickets Order Coleoptera – beetles, weevils, borers Order Hymenoptera – ants, bees, wasps Order Hemiptera – true bugs, stink bugs, assassin bugs, water bugs There are 26-28 Insect Orders