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I was reading this article about eating insects. What is a word for a person who does it?

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    insectivore applies to animals that eat insects. Fried grasshoppers & chocolate-covered ants: yum yum. – GEdgar Sep 5 '11 at 12:48
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    "Entomophage": scientists will understand you, but the masses will raise their eyebrows at you. "Insectivore": the masses will understand you, but scientists will raise their eyebrows at you. – Miles Erickson Sep 5 '11 at 17:16
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    Belongs on cooking.SE! – Andrew Grimm Sep 5 '11 at 23:51
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    Biker esp. without a helmet comes to mind. But Entomophage is the medical term. – Intrepid01 Nov 24 '14 at 9:38
  • Bug connoisseur. – myol Mar 25 '15 at 21:12
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The habit is called entomophagy, so a person doing so would be called an entomophage; entomophagous is the adjective.

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As @GEdgar said, insectivore. Humans are animals, after all. But that implies an insect-only diet. Omnivore might be more appropriate.

  • I tried to eat an Omni once, but I got iron overload. – Hot Licks Jan 19 '15 at 18:38

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