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Marilyn S. Tombali, Tules P. Banwa

ABSTRACT

Entomophagy is the process of eating edible insects. This study documented the wild edible insects and related practices in collecting and preparing these species in Lubo, Tanudan, Kalinga Province. A combination of an unstructured interview with key informants and field observations were adopted in this study. Results showed the presence of various edible insects at different habitats in the study site. The documented entomophagy practices included the use of indigenous implements and collection methods, preparation, and utilization of edible insects. This study shows that edible insects in their various stages of life cycles are food components in the study site. It further concludes that edible insects are collected in the wild, and preparations vary depending on the life stages of edible insects.

Keywords: Entomophagy practices, Lubo Tanudan Kalinga

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