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Periodical Cicadas: A Resource Guide

Books on Cicadas

The following selected titles offer a general history of cicadas and cicada cookbooks with a link to an entomophagy resource guide to learn more about the practice and history of eating insects.  Each title links to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. While these titles are held by the Library, many of them may also be available through your local public or academic library. Use the tabs below to navigate to further refined subject areas.


Insects have been eaten by humans for tens of thousands of years, and they still retain an important place as a traditional food in many parts of the world. For more information about resources for research on human consumption of insects as food please check out our Entomophagy: A Resource Guide