Table 1

Lipid composition (%) of edible insects (based on dry matter).

Insect order Common name Lipid content % (value range)
Coleoptera Beetles, grubs 33.4% (5.4–69.8)
Isoptera Termites 32.7% (21.3–46.1)
Hemiptera Tue bugs 30.3% (4–57.3)
Blattodea Cockroaches 29.9% (27.3–34.2)
Lepidoptera Butterflies, moths 27.7% (7–77.2)
Hymenoptera Ants, bees 25.1% (5.8–62)
Diptera Flies 22.8% (11.9–35.9)
Odonata Dragonflies, damselflies 19.8% (16.7–22.9)
Orthoptera Crickets, grasshoppers, locusts 13.4% (3.5–48.2)

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