The demand of protein rich feed stuffs has been escalated with the needs of feeds for aquaculture and live-stock management. Being nutrient rich, grasshoppers may be an alternative to resolve the problem. The present study evaluated nutrients quality in a grasshopper species, Oxya hyla hyla. Results revealed that this species contains about 64% protein, considerable amount of essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. On the other hand, anti-nutritional factors are detected to be negligible. These results suggests for considering O. hyla hyla biomass as an alternative protein rich feed ingredient in the feed of fish and livestock.
Subhasish Ghosh, Parimalendu Haldar, Dipak Kumar Mandal. Evaluation of nutrient quality of a short horned grasshopper, Oxya hyla hyla Serville (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in search of new protein source. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(1):193-197.