Pentatomoids Used As Food or Medicine
This is a relatively new section to the Pentatomoidea website, and so it may takes some time before there it is complete. This section is designed to provide information on various Pentatomoidea that are used either as food items or for medicinal purposes.
Pentatomoidea Used for Medicinal Purposes:
Azad Thakur, N. S. and D. M. Firake. 2012. Ochrophora montana (Distant): a precious dietary supplement during famine in northeastern Himalaya. Current Science 102(6):845-846. [pdf]
Faure, J. C. 1944. Pentatomid bugs as human food. Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 7:110-112.
Gahukar, R. T. 2012. Entomophagy can support rural livelihood in India. Current Science 103(1):10.
Hoffmann, W. E. 1947. Insects as human food. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 49(9):233-237.
Mjele. 1944. Haplosterna delagorguei. (Order Hemiptera). Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa 7:113-114.
Strickland, C. 1932. Edible and paralysific bugs, one of which a new species Cyclopelta subhimalayensis n. sp. (Hemipteron, Heteropteron, Pentatomida, Dinadorina). Indian J. Med. Res. 19(3):873-876, 1 col. pl.
David A. Rider
updated: 21 Sep 2015
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Department of Entomology