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Table 1 Information of the studied insects

From: Proximate and mineral compositions of Samia cynthia ricini and Dytiscus marginalis, commonly consumed by the Bodo tribe in Assam, India

Sl. No Scientific name Order Family English name Vernacular name Seasonal availability Preparation
1 Samia cynthia ricini Lepidoptera Saturniidae Eri silkworm Endi amphow Available throughout the year but usually abundant during summer March to May Prepupae are fried in oil or cooked with spices
2 Dytiscus marginalis Coleoptera Dytiscidae Diving beetle Singkhaori Available throughout the year but abundant during summer, March to May Mature insect is fried in oil, mashed and eaten