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Date: 4/10/2003


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Do locusts fly or just jump?



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"Locust " is a rather generic name that may be applied to several different types of insects in North America, primarily grasshoppers in the order Orthoptera and cicadas in the order homoptera, but is most often used for the short-horned grasshoppers common in summer fields, which are sometimes serious crop pests. All these insects can fly as adults, but not in the immature nymph stages.

J. Elliott


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