volume 166, issue 7, P592-602 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12707
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Anu Valtonen, Geoffrey M. Malinga, Petra Junes, Robert Opoke, Vilma J. Lehtovaara, Philip Nyeko, Heikki Roininen

Abstract: Abstract Ruspolia differens (Serville) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae, Conocephalinae) (its common names including ‘African edible bush‐cricket’, ‘edible grasshopper’, and ‘nsenene’) is an important source of food for humans in East Africa, but its ecology and biology are poorly understood. We explored the host plants of R. differens with a series of no‐choice and multiple‐choice laboratory experiments using 18 local common grass and sedge species in Uganda. In no‐choice experiments, the degree of acceptance diff…

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