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There are different type of vegetarians, such as Lacto ovo vegetarian, Lacto vegatarian, and Vegan. Some cultures eat insects, which may violate the naming of these rules. I'm curious if there is a name for vegetarians that eat insects too.

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    "Insectivore" seems too obvious... Oct 25, 2016 at 22:57
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    This might be better on English Language & Usage, since word requests are kind of their thing. But you might also want to clarify whether you're asking for a commonly-understood word/phrase, or something obscure that won't actually help you communicate.
    – Cascabel
    Oct 25, 2016 at 23:37
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    Insectivore looks to be as close as the language gets: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore#Classification Paragraph 3. (Scientists communicate too, Jefromi.) Oct 26, 2016 at 0:54
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    If someone called themselves an insectivore, I'd assume they ate only insects.
    – Catija
    Oct 26, 2016 at 2:40
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    As a note, this person is not a vegetarian - the insects are killed in order to be eaten, and death of a living creature is usually the absolute cutoff for if something can be vegetarian, or cannot be. The term would probably be more like "pescatarian" (is allowed to eat fish), which denotes a person with a restricted diet that nevertheless does not fit the vegetarian category - note that "pescatatrian" is its own, independent, term, "ovo" or "lacto" would be used as a modifier to "vegetarian", for subcategories.
    – Megha
    Oct 26, 2016 at 8:21

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Logic suggests entomotarian by analogy with pescatarian and entomo- as a root for words related to insects. Specifically entomophagy is the practice of eating insects.

I'm not alone in suggesting this: a blog called the culinary linguist users of at least in passing, and there are other hits on Google

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The term is "not vegetarian".

The definition of vegetarian is someone who does not eat animals. Insects are animals, so you are not vegetarian if you eat them.

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    "Liar" would be suitable too
    – eckes
    Dec 9, 2016 at 21:49
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What about "insecto-vegetarian"? in analogy with "lacto-vegetarian" and "ovo-lacto-vegetarian".

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    Dec 8, 2016 at 19:45

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