Schistocerca alutacea

Common Names: Leather-colored bird grasshopper
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Grasshoppers

A species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae. The species occurs in the United States, from Massachusetts to Arizona and Florida.

Edible Notes: While not commonly consumed in the United States, grasshoppers are edible and consumed in other parts of the world. They must be cooked to prevent pathogens and the legs should be removed before eating. There is information available online on how to properly prepare grasshoppers for eating.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.