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Title: Defoliator pest to caboclos and gourmet food to the Suruí Indians: Contrasting Amazonian perspectives of Lusura sp. Caterpillars
Authors: Coimbra Junior, Carlos E. A.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Abstract: The use of a Lusura sp. (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) caterpillar as food by the Suruí Indians from the southwestern Brazilian Amazon is reported in the context of family collecting excursions during arboreal infestations observed in July-August 1983. This caterpillar erupts in very large numbers on Brazil nut trees, denuding them of foliage. The paper calls attention to contrasting views about these caterpillar infestations among different inhabitants of the forest, being considered a desirable food delicacy by the Suruí and a destructive pest defoliator by caboclos.
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Região Norte
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Amazônica
Suruí
Rondônia
Alimentos
Comportamento Alimentar
Entomologia
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Comportamento Alimentar
Alimentos
Entomologia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Society of Ethnobiology
Citation: COIMBRA JR., Carlos E. A.. Defoliator pest to caboclos and gourmet food to the Suruí Indians: Contrasting Amazonian perspectives of Lusura sp. Caterpillars. Ethnobiology Letters, v. 3, n. , p. 56-60, 2012.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.14237/ebl.3.2012.43
Other Identifiers: 10.14237/ebl.3.2012.43
Copyright: open access
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