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Young locust name: nymph
A group of locusts is called: cloud, host, plague, swarm
Locust classification: caelifera
Locust class: Invertebrate
Locust is the swarming phase of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. The origins and an apparent extinction of certain species of locustsome of which reached 6 inches (15 cm) in lengthare unclear.
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.
Though the female and the male look alike, they can be distinguished by looking at the end of their abdomen. The male has a boat-shaped tip while the female has two serrated valves that can be either apart or kept together. These valves aid in the digging of the hole in which an egg pod is deposited.
One of the Plagues of Egypt in the bible was a swarm of locusts, which ate all the crops of Egypt.
In her novel On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura Ingalls Wilder writes of a glittering cloud of locusts so large it blocked out the sun as it approached. The swarm descended upon her family's farm near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, destroying a year's wheat crop and stripping the prairie bare of all vegetation.
In Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, the cow herd experiences being in the path of a swarm of locusts whose passage lasts several hours and which strips the prairie grass around them down to the nub, and even chews on the cowboys' clothing.
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Question: What is the scientific classification of a locust?
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