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1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; especially, (Edipoda, or 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.

These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the south of asia as to devour every green thing; and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the united states the harvest flies are improperly called locusts. See Cicada. Locust beetle, an african bird; the beefeater.

2. [Etymol. Uncertain.

(Science: botany) The locust tree. See locust tree (definition, note, and phrases).

(Science: botany) locust bean, a commercial name for the sweet pod of the carob tree.

Origin: L. Locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster.

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... Thanks. About insects I think that there are brilliat groupe for evolution becouse there are many close spesies, almost all insect (exept from locusts) contein relative small amount of DNA, and many insect give rapit generation (of couse there are many exeptions), and, of couse, becouse they ...

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Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:18 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... Therefore, it is recommended that such studies are carried out to assess the potential risk to birds (e.g. feeding study with infected locusts) and other appropriate vertebrates. General conclusion and summary of recommended additional data 43. Taking into account the above elements, ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:37 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Pollen question

... portion of this trend. So what would cause a decrease in deciduous trees? Well, herbivores could have run through the area and eaten everything(locusts maybe?). The trees could have died out due to disease. A forest fire could have wiped out the tree population but left the seeds intact. Warmer ...

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by mith
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pollen question
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