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 for Locust beetle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Longicornia \Lon`gi*cor"ni*a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. longus long +
     cornu horn.] (Zool.)
     A division of beetles, including a large number of species,
     in which the antenn[ae] are very long. Most of them, while in
     the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of
     trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and
     shade trees. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Locust
     beetle, under Locust.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Locust \Lo"cust\, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf.
     Lobster.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged,
        migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family
        Acridid[ae], allied to the grasshoppers; esp., ({Edipoda
        migratoria, syn. Pachytylus migratoria, and Acridium
        perigrinum, of Southern Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the
        United States the related species with similar habits are
        usually called grasshoppers. See Grasshopper.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and
           the south of Asia as to devour every green thing; and
           when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the
           United States the harvest flies are improperly called
           locusts. See Cicada.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Locust beetle (Zool.), a longicorn beetle ({Cyllene
        robini[ae]), which, in the larval state, bores holes in
        the wood of the locust tree. Its color is brownish black,
        barred with yellow. Called also locust borer.
  
     Locust bird (Zool.) the rose-colored starling or pastor of
        India. See Pastor.
  
     Locust hunter (Zool.), an African bird; the beefeater.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) The locust tree. See Locust
        Tree (definition, note, and phrases).
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Locust bean (Bot.), a commercial name for the sweet pod of
        the carob tree.
        [1913 Webster]

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