from the Bible (New International Version), Leviticus 11:20-22
cf. insect eating account by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, Man Eats Bug (2004)
20 All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you.
21 Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on the earth. 22 Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.