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Origin of locust
OTHER WORDS FROM locustlo·cust·like, adjective
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When solitary locusts get together, they do more than hang out.
Scientists weren’t sure what coaxed solitary migratory locusts of another species, Locusta migratoria, to congregate.
They started by identifying chemicals that gregarious locusts pump out.
Traps laced with 4VA could concentrate locusts and make treatment with insecticides or pathogens much easier, especially if 4VA acts as an attractant in other species as well, like the desert locust.
Alternatively, locusts genetically engineered to lack this 4VA detector, and thus less likely to swarm, could also be introduced into populations as a control measure.
This spring, Israel found itself in the midst of a locust invasion.Cicadas, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Ants Among the Tastiest Insects|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is the locust tree, and May is its time for leafing out in the tenderest of greens.Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
The Locust, or Carob Bean, is now largely used by the stock-feeder.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
There is no flower like the locust for feeding honey to the sense of smell.Old Caravan Days|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
It is a species of locust, growing to an average height of ten feet, but spreading along the earth three times that size in width.The Story of Malta|Maturin M. Ballou
To vary their menu they now engaged in a locust haul, the result of which was to supply a third variant to the bill of fare.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)|Louis Creswicke