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Mormon cricket

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

Origin:
1895–1900; so named because found where the Mormons settled

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mormon cricket

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