Cirina forda which is close to the value of 7.62 ± 0.11% of the larva of moth caterpillar obtained in this work. The quantity of ash in a sample supposedly indicates the amount of minerals. The relatively high ash content in this work shows that the insect could be a good source of minerals. The crude protein content obtained is 31.40 ± 0.3 % ... Analysis of the larvae of Cirina forda has confirmed that oxalate and phytic acid levels are well within safe ranges and that they contain no tannins (Omotoso 2006). A further clinical trial that fed Sprague‐Dawley rats varying levels of freeze‐dried mealworm powder over a 90‐day period found no toxic effects (Han 2016). Overall, data on ... Cost effectiveness of replacing fish meal with cirina forda (westwood) larva in the diets of broilers Oyegoke O. O1 Ayandiran T.A2 and Akintola A.J3 Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso. Nigeria. Corresponding author AYANDIRAN T.A e-mail: [email protected] TEL.+2348035327173 Abstract Cirina forda, an economically important edible folivore of Vitellaria paradoxa in the moist and dry woodland savanna ecosystems of Nigeria, has become ecologically restricted to the upper dry woodland savanna ecozone. Pallid Emperor Moth (Cirina forda) · Nutrient composition of Cirina forda Westwood -enriched complementary foods.