Food Insects Publications

DeFoliart, G.R. 1975. Insects as a Source of Protein.  Bull. Entomol. Soc. Amer.  21(3):  161-163.

DeFoliart, G.R. 1979. Is there a greater role for insects as food?  Iowa Sci. Teachers Jour. 16(3):  30-31.

DeFoliart, G.R., M.D.  Finke, M.L. Sunde. 1982.  Potential Value of the Mormon cricket (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) harvested as a high-protein feed for poultry.  J. Econ. Entomol. 75(5):  848-852

Finke, M.D., M.L.  Sunde, G.R. DeFoliart.  1985.  An evaluation of the protein quality of Mormon crickets (Anabrus simplex Haldeman) when used as a high protein feedstuff for poultry.  Poult. Sci.  64:  708-712.

 Landry, S.V., G.R.  DeFoliart, M.L.  Sunde.  1986.  Larval protein quality of six species of Lepidoptera (Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Noctuidae).  J. Econ. Entomol.  79:  600-604.

Finke, M.D., G.R.  DeFoliart, N.J.  Benevenga.  1987.  Use of simultaneous curve fitting and a four-parameter logistic model to evaluate the nutritional quality of protein sources at growth rates of rats from maintenance to maximum gain.  J. Nutr.  117:  1681-1688.

Finke, M.D., G.R.  DeFoliart, N.J.  Benevenga.  1987.  Use of a four-parameter logistic model to evaluate the protein quality of mixtures of Mormon cricket meal and corn gluten meal in rats.  J. Nutr.  117: 1740-1750.

Nakagaki, B.J., M.L.  Sunde, G.R.  DeFoliart.  1987.  Protein quality of the house cricket, Acheta domesticus, when fed to broiler chicks.  Poult. Sci.  66:  1367-1371

Finke, M.D., G.R.  DeFoliart, N.J.  Benevenga.  1989.  Use of a four-parameter logistic model to evaluate the quality of the protein from three insect species when fed to rats. J. Nutr.  119:  864-871.

DeFoliart, G.R. 1989. The human use of insects as food and as animal feed.  Bul. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 35:  22-35.

DeFoliart, G.R.1990. Insects as food in indigenous populations.  In Ethnobiology:  Implications and Applications (Eds., D.A. Posey et al) Vol.  I, pp.  145-150.  Proc. 1st Internat. Cong. Ethnobiol.  (Belem, Brazil, 1988).  

Nakagaki, B.J., G.R.  DeFoliart.  1991.  Comparison of diets for mass-rearing Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) as a novelty food, and comparison of food conversion efficiency with values reported for livestock.  J. Econ. Entomol. 84(3):  891-896.

DeFoliart, G.R.1992. Insects-an overlooked food resource.  In Insect Potpourri:  Adventures in Entomology (J. Adams, Ed.).  Gainesville, FL:  Sandhill Crane Press, pp.  44-48.

DeFoliart, G.R.1992. Insects as human food: The editor discusses some nutritional and economic aspects. Crop Protect. 11:  395-399.   

Parajulee, M.N, G.R.  DeFoliart.  1992.  A simple method of heat supplementation for cricket mass-rearing in the absence of controlled-temperature equipment in developing countries.  J. Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci.  (Rampur, Nepal) 13: 95-98.

Parajulee, M.N., G.R.  DeFoliart, D.B.  Hogg.  1993.  Model for use in mass-production of Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) as food.  J. Econ. Entomol. 86(5):  1424-1428.

DeFoliart, G.R.1993. Hypothesizing about palm weevil and palm rhinoceros beetle larvae as traditional cuisine, tropical waste recycling, and pest and disease control on coconut and other palms-can they be integrated? Principes 37(1):  42-47.  (Reprinted from The Food Insects Newsletter)

DeFoliart, G.R. 1995. Edible insects as minilivestock. In Mini- and Microlivestock (Ed., J.E. Cooper), Biodiversity and Conservation  4: 306-321. (B & C is a quarterly international journal published in the U.K. which devoted an entire issue in 1995 to “Microlivestock.”)

DeFoliart, G.R. 1997. An overview of the role of edible insects in preserving biodiversityEcol. Food Nutr. 36(2-4): 109-132. Also in Preserving Biodiversity, in Ecological Implications of Minilivestock – Potential of Insects, Rodents, Frogs and Snails (Maurizio G. Paoletti, ed), Science Publishers, Inc. C 2005.

DeFoliart, G.R. 1999. Insects as food: why the Western attitude is importantAnnu. Rev. Entomol. 44:21-50

DeFoliart, G.R. 2003. Food, Insects as., In Encyclopedia of Insects (V.H. Resh, R.T. Cardi, eds), Academic Press

DeFoliart, G.R., F. V. Dunkel, D. Gracer. 2009. The Food Insects Newsletter—Chronicle of a Changing Culture. Unabridged collection of the Food Insects Newsletter.