THE EDIBLE INSECTS OF DRC : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. / LES INSECTES ALIMENTAIRES DE LA RD CONGO: PASSÉ, PRÉSENT ET FUTUR.
Consortium Congo 2010 (the University of Kisangani, the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, the Botanic Garden Meise)
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Insects have been eaten in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ex: Zaire from ancient times up to now. The first scientific record was made by Masseguin (1938) who described the consumption of caterpillars in Haut-Sangha. Further studies followed, the list is long but we can cite site the following, by example: Merle (1958), Malaisse and Parent (1980), Latham (1997), Munyuli Bin Mushambanyi (2000), Tchibozo et al. (2013). More than 149 species in the orders Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Isoptera, Odonata, etc. are eaten. A study was carried out between 2010 and 2013 under the title:- Edible insects of West and Central Africa on the Internet (LINCAOCNET, http://gbif.africamuseum.be/lincaocnet/), with joint funding from the Fonds francophone des Inforoutes and the Belgian Cooperation. The poster shows the results of the areas already explored with the projects carried out and will be well illustrated with pictures of food insects. Further fieldwork on the ground will allow us to identify other useful species used for food, in medicine, in agriculture, etc.
CitationTchibozo, S.; Latham, P.; Mergen , P.; Ome, M. (2014). THE EDIBLE INSECTS OF DRC : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. / LES INSECTES ALIMENTAIRES DE LA RD CONGO: PASSÉ, PRÉSENT ET FUTUR.. , 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Consortium Congo 2010 (the University of Kisangani, the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, the Botanic Garden Meise),