From the time I was a very young child, I can remember people referring to Cicadas as Locusts. In fact, I’d say that in my experience, half of all people that I have heard speaking about Cicadas refer to them as Locusts. Maybe more. But Locusts and Cicadas do not look anything alike! In fact, they couldnt look much different. A locust basically looks like a large Grasshopper, while a Cicada looks kind of like a giant housefly! Here’s the Wikipedia page on Cicadas, with pictures of a few
Thanks to this guy!!! Man. I was reading yet another mention of locusts when the writer surely intended cicadas instead and I just had to look around the Web to decipher this ridiculousness. And I did!!!
Thank you, open Web!