Locusts are insects that are considered a djinn delicacy that is often cooked. They are short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. These are species that can breed rapidly under suitable conditions and subsequently become gregarious and migratory. They form bands as nymphs and swarms as adults—both of which can travel great distances, rapidly stripping fields and greatly damaging crops.
Locusts are edible insects, and are considered a delicacy in some countries and throughout history, especially middle eastern where they are prevalent.