changa

noun
chan·​ga | \ ˈchaŋgə, -äŋ-\
plural -s

Definition of changa

: a large brown mole cricket (Scapteriscus vicinus) native to South America but now widely distributed in the West Indies and southeastern U.S. where it is a destructive pest of many cultivated crops, feeding on crowns and stems and damaging roots by its burrowing

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