Jerusalem cricket

Jerusalem cricket
noun
large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States
Hypernyms: ↑long-horned grasshopper, ↑tettigoniid
Member Holonyms: ↑Stenopelmatus, ↑genus Stenopelmatus

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized J
: a burrowing nocturnal insect (Stenopelmatus fuscus) of the southwestern United States related to the katydids and having a large head and transverse black abdominal stripes — called also sand cricket

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a large, nocturnal, wingless, long-horned grasshopper, Stenopelmatus fuscus, occuring chiefly in loose soil and sand along the Pacific coast of the U.S. Also called sand cricket.
[1945-50, Amer.]

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Jerusalem cricket,
a large, yellow long-horned grasshopper with a brown striped body, that digs in sandy soil and is often injurious to plants, found in western North America.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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