7th December 2019


Are cicadas and locusts the same thing?

Yes, there is a difference between a cicada and a locust. Cicadas and locusts are in fact different insects. They aren't even from the same order. Locusts swarm, and periodic cicadas are often thought to swarm.

Is there a difference between a locust and a grasshopper?

Locusts and grasshoppers are the same in appearance, but locusts can exist in two different behavioural states (solitary and gregarious), whereas most grasshoppers do not. When the population density is low, locusts behave as individuals, much like grasshoppers.

Is a locust and a grasshopper the same thing?

Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase. These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances they become more abundant and change their behaviour and habits, becoming gregarious.
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