Cicadas are bugs with red eyes and orange-lined wings that emerge for a mating fiesta every 17 years, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The society says a cicada's mating call can be as loud as a train whistle.
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This subspecies of cicadas is reemerging in the Northeastern U.S. as the weather warms and heading up north to a backyard near you. In some cases, they're heading straight for the barbecue.
In honour of unusual eating opportunities, entomologist David Moskowitz recently uploaded a video of him and his son cooking cicada and pineapple on the grill. Moskowitz seems uncertain at first, but he says the bugs are "nutty" and "delicious."
His son seems less impressed.
"I'd say they are definitely a delicacy," he says.Read More »from New on the grill: barbecued cicadas with a side of pineapple