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Title: Ethnozoology and entomophagy of Ao tribe in the district of Mokokchung, Nagaland
Authors: Pongener, Anungla
Bendang, Ao
Yenisetti, Sarat Chandra
Lal, Pardeshi
Keywords: Ao Nagas;Edible insects;Mokokchung;Traditional;Tribals
Issue Date: Jul-2019
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.19: A61K 36/00, A61Q 17/02
Abstract: The Ao Naga tribe inhabiting Mokokchung district of Nagaland, has a rich tradition of entomophagy. This paper explores their traditional knowledge and practice of entomophagy. Information on the mode of collection of the insects, cooking recipes, nutritional knowledge if any, allergies etc. were gathered using a questionnaire along with interviews of village elders, sellers and consumers. Eleven (11) edible insects species were identified out of which a few were found to be available all year-round, while some were reported to be available on a seasonal basis. In the present study, insects from coleoptera (2), hemiptera (3), hymenoptera (2), lepidoptera (3), and orthoptera (1) were identified. One species (Lepidoptera) was identified only to genus level, and another species (Hemiptera), was identified as an edible species for the first time.
Page(s): 508-515
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.18(3) [July 2019]

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