Proximate Composition and Amino Acids of Four Species of Pine Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 55-58
Received: Feb. 27, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 10, 2017; Published: Mar. 25, 2017
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Jian-Zhong He, Research Institute of Resource Insects, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Kunming, China
Zhong-He Zhang, Research Institute of Resource Insects, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Kunming, China
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The objectives of the study were to analyze the nutritional composition of some species of pine caterpillars and to encourage utilization of these forest insect pests, therefore, the study constituted part of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for these forest pests in China. The results showed that the crude protein (CP) content of the pupae of 4 species ranged from 53.55% to 61.26%. The CP content of the adults of 2 species was 58.04% and 68.30% respectively. The fat and the energy content ranged from 19.75 to 26.46% and from 406 to 473 kcal per 100g for the pupae; 6.56 to 24.63% and 327 to 454 kcal per 100g for the adults respectively. As compared with the essential amino acids according to WHO/FAO/UNU pattern, some of the essential amino acids for human adult nutrition are found to be higher than the levels as recommended by WHO/FAO/UNU.
Pine Caterpillars, Protein, Amino Acids, Composition, Forest Pests
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Jian-Zhong He, Zhong-He Zhang, Proximate Composition and Amino Acids of Four Species of Pine Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae), Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017, pp. 55-58. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20170602.11
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