Résumé : Cirina forda and Rhyncophorus phoenicis are widely consumed insects in tropical Africa. Drying is one of themain conservation techniques to improve the availability of these insects, which are harvested seasonally in thewild. The main goal of this study was to investigate the sorption isotherms and to estimate the shelf-life of thesetwo dried insects. Sorption isotherms were determined at 25, 30, 40 and 50 °C by using dynamic vapor sorption.Amongst five isotherm sorption models that were selected to fit the experimental data, Peleg’s equation was foundto give the best fit for both insect species. It was observed that all insects exhibited type III sorption isotherms,indicating monolayer-multilayer behaviour with a progressively decreasing biding energy as the number of layersrises. Using the Heiss-Eichner model, dry base initial moisture contents of 8 and 7%, are proposed for C. fordaand R. phoenicis respectively. These conditions ensure a shelf-life of 12 months at 30 °C when insects are packagedin polyethylene films.