plague grasshopper

noun

variants or plague locust
: a grasshopper that may rapidly build up vast destructive swarms from a small localized population
especially : either of two Australian grasshoppers (Chortoicetes terminifera or Austroicetes cruciata)

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“Plague grasshopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plague%20grasshopper. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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