BOZEMAN – It’s a Bobcat Bug Buffet: an event celebrating its 34th year of introducing and enjoying edible insects to students and the community.
Beginning back in 1989, with one pound of butter, a frying pan, and a good helping of Melanoplus Sanguinipes, a migratory grasshopper, Montana State’s Bug Buffet was created and held in a classroom in the Plant Growth Science building.
Fast forward, years later, and it is now a week-long event with speakers, movies in the SUB Ballroom, and of course a heaping buffet.
“This year we’re looking at edible insects, used almost in an industrial scale size, near the Grand Basin by Native Americans,” Associate Professor Florence Dunkel said.
Dunkel teaches a course in insects and human society at MSU. Her students are busy preparing dishes and recipes in anticipation of the week-long event.
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