- any of several locusts that migrate in great swarms, especially Locusta migratoria, of Africa and Asia.
Origin of migratory locust
First recorded in 1870–75
Also called migratory grasshopper.
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The Migratory-locust, Locusta migratoria, a rather small insect, is the most celebrated species of the family.