Insects use as sources of food
- Entomophagy is the practice of consuming insects as food
- In Malaysia, there are more than 70 ethnics practicing entomophagy expecially during the olden days 
- There are about 57 species of insects known to be consumed as food by several ethnics in Sabah, Malaysia
- Insects are abundant and some are seasonal in vegetated areas for example cicadas and grasshopper
- Cicadas: abundant when their host plant, Pongamia spp. started to produce young shoots  
- Grasshopper: abundant during the planting season of crops such as padi and are considered as pests 
Table 1: List of insects known to be consumed as food in Malaysia by several ethnics
|Grasshopper||Roasted over open fire||Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak|
|Short horned grasshopper||Deep fried||Sabah|
|Mole crickets||Stir fried without oil||Sabah|
|Macromoth||Wing removed and boiled to dry||Sabah|
|Sago grub||Raw, stir-fried without oil||Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak|
|Giant honey bee||Honey – drank with fluid, brood eaten||Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak|
|Weaver ants||Adult mixed with chilli and salt, served as condiment, brood taken raw or cook with porridge or rice||Sabah, Sarawak|
|Giant forest ants||Use as flavouring||Peninsular Malaysia|
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