Drivers of insect consumption across human populations

Evolutionary Anthropology Vol/Iss. 31(1) Wiley Periodicals Published In Pages: 45-59
By Cruz y Celis Peniche, Patricio


Insect consumption will occur in human societies at variable rates.


The authors examine 149 culture groups with information about insect consumption and found that entomophagy was present in 126 of them and absent in 23. The distribution of cultures that practice entomophagy was varied and not consistent even in neighboring communities.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive StatisticsSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Presence of EntomophagyUNKNOWNCollecting, Diet