Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Vitamins

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3987

Vitamins are nutrients needed for normal growth of insects. Those required are thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacinamide, pathothenic acid, biotin, folic acid and choline. Some insects also require carnitine, ascorbic acid, carotene, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, and others.

 Nutrition in Insects

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