red-legged grasshopper
noun Date: 1867 a widely distributed and sometimes highly destructive small North American grasshopper (Melanoplus femur-rubrum) with red hind legs — called also red-legged locust

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • red-legged grasshopper — noun also red legged locust : a very widely distributed and sometimes highly destructive small No. American grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum) with red hind legs …   Useful english dictionary

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  • short-horned grasshopper — /shawrt hawrnd / locust (def. 1). [1885 90] * * *  any of more than 10,000 species of insects (order Orthoptera) that are characterized by short, heavy antennae, a four valved ovipositor for laying eggs, and three segmented tarsi (distal segments …   Universalium

  • Melanoplus femurrubrum — Red legged Grasshopper Quebec, Canada Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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