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Locust vs. Cicada

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Locustnoun

Any of the grasshoppers, usually swarming, in the family Acrididae that are very destructive to crops and other vegetation.

Cicadanoun

Any of several insects in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with small eyes wide apart on the head and transparent well-veined wings.

Locustnoun

especially, the migratory locust (Locusta migratoria)

Cicadanoun

The periodical cicada.

Locustnoun

(Schistocerca americana) (does not swarm)

Cicadanoun

Any species of the genus Cicada or of the family Cicadidae. They are large hemipterous insects, with nearly transparent wings. The male makes a shrill sound by peculiar organs in the under side of the abdomen, consisting of a pair of stretched membranes, acted upon by powerful muscles. A noted American species (Cicada septendecim) is called the seventeen year locust. Another common species is the dogday cicada.

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Locustnoun

(Chortoicetes terminifera)

Cicadanoun

stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone

Locustnoun

(Nomadacris succincta)

Cicada

The cicadas ( or ) are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, along with smaller jumping bugs such as leafhoppers and froghoppers.

Locustnoun

(Locustana pardalina)

Locustnoun

(Schistocerca gregaria)

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Locustnoun

(Calliptamus italicus)

Locustnoun

(Dociostaurus maroccanus)

Locustnoun

(Nomadacris septemfasciata)

Locustnoun

(Melanoplus spretus) – extinct

Locustnoun

(Austracris guttulosa) - Australia

Locustnoun

(Anacridium spp.)

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Locustnoun

A locust tree.

Locustverb

(intransitive) To come in a swarm.

Locustnoun

Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididæ, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., (Edipoda migratoria, syn. Pachytylus migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the United States the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.

Locustnoun

The locust tree. See Locust Tree (definition, note, and phrases).

Locustnoun

migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae

Locustnoun

hardwood from any of various locust trees

Locustnoun

any of various hard-wooded trees of the family Leguminosae

Locust

Locusts (derived from the Vulgar Latin locusta, meaning grasshopper) are a group of certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase. These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances they become more abundant and change their behaviour and habits, becoming gregarious.

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