The relationship between frugivory and insectivory in primates Academic Article uri icon


  • Fruit and insects are two of the major components of primate diets. Previous investigators have often assumed that the consumption of fruit by primates was unassociated with the consumption of insects. We contend that much of what has been termed fruit-eating by primates involves a significant and deliberate ingestion of insects. The implications of this are discussed. © 1984 Japan Monkey Centre.

author list (cited authors)

  • Redford, K. H., Bouchardet da Fonseca, G. A., & Lacher, T. E.

citation count

  • 29

publication date

  • October 1984