House Cricket (IMAGE) Entomological Society of America Caption <p>In North America, the house cricket (<em>Acheta domesticus</em>) is one of the few insects commonly raised for human consumption. Whole, dried crickets can be consumed directly or added to recipes, but more often they are processed into powder form and used as a protein or flour substitute. A new special issue of the <em>Annals of the Entomological Society of America</em>, published September 11, 2019, showcases a collection of the latest research on insect agriculture for food and feed. Credit Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org Usage Restrictions Maintain attribution License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.