Mormon crickets

Mormon cricket

a flightless, long-horned grasshopper, Anabrus simplex, of the western U.S., that is destructive to range grasses and cultivated crops.

1895–1900; so named because found where the Mormons settled Unabridged
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mormon cricket

large dark wingless cricket-like katydid of arid parts of western United States 
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