A plague of locusts isn’t something that should ever be joked about. Locusts are ravenous and will eat virtually anything they can eat, including flesh, though they are more likely to eat plants. A good-sized swarm of locusts can eat over 50,000 tons of corn in one day and have been known to strip fields and trees bare of leaves in a short time.
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They are quite dangerous for grain crops
Yes, they are. They are dangerous for almost any crops. Even orchards have been destroyed by locusts.
Also did not know they would eat flesh.
That is part of their insatiable appetite when they swarm. Flesh isn’t the normal food for grasshoppers and the like, but they do have chewing mouthparts and when they are in a feeding frenzy, watch out!
The sound a plague of locusts would make would be unbearable for me. I cannot tolerate the cicadas in the summer.
Almost every year, there are plagues of locusts somewhere in the world. Scientists still haven’t figured out what triggers locusts to swarm.