Definition of Mormon cricket

1. Noun. Large dark wingless cricket-like katydid of arid parts of western United States.

Exact synonyms: Anabrus Simplex
Generic synonyms: Katydid
Group relationships: Anabrus, Genus Anabrus

Definition of Mormon cricket

1. Noun. A large dark wingless katydid, ''Anabrus simplex'', that resembles a cricket and is found in the arid parts of the western U.S. where it is occasionally an abundant pest of crops. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mormon Cricket

morish
morisianine
morisk
moritannic acid
morkin
morkins
morland
morlands
morling
morlings
mormal
mormals
mormaor
mormaors
mormon
mormon cricket (current term)
mormyrid
mormyrids
mormyromast
mormyromasts
morn
morna
mornas
mornay
mornays
morne
morned
mornes
morniflumate
mornin'

Literary usage of Mormon cricket

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1. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"mormon cricket herbivory and sagebrush removal were independent with respect to their effects on understory vegetation. Furthermore, the incomplete removal ..."

2. Economic Entomology for the Farmer and the Fruit Grower, and for Use as a by John Bernhard Smith (1906)
"... become more abundant, and, at the base of the Rocky Mountains, extending up into the foot-hills, they find their true home. Here the " mormon cricket," ..."

3. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"Nature and extent of mormon cricket damage to crop and range plants. USDA Technical Bulletin 866. Swetnam, TW 1990. Fire history and climate in the ..."

4. A Text-book of Entomology: Including the Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1898)
"... that in caterpillars generally a part of the coloration is caused by pigmentation of the cuticula. In a dull-colored insect, such as the mormon cricket ..."

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