One of my friends is Sephardi. He eats locusts, sometimes.

I know that locusts are categorized as שרצים - "creeping things" and are not in the same category as the other kosher animals that need to be ruminants and with split hooves.

But I wanted some clarity on whether they are automatically considered parve, as well and if the reason is because they are in their own category.

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Fish and locusts are Pareve. Shulchan Arukh YD 87:3


See the question I asked: here And see the answers, quoting beginning of Rambam הלכות שחיטה and that their ‘killing’ process is comparable to that of a fish. And we know fish are in a fish category and are nonetheless pareve. I would assume that carries over.

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