[ lˈə͡ʊkʌstə], [ lˈəʊkʌstə], [ l_ˈəʊ_k_ʌ_s_t_ə]
How to use "Locusta" in context?
The locusta is a large grasshopper-like creature that lives in Africa and the Middle East. It was first described by the Greek philosopher Aristotle in 350 BCE. In the wild, locusta eat leaves, flowers, and tree bark. They can grow to be up to three inches long and have a wingspan of up to five inches.
The locusta is a major food source for many animals, including hyenas, lions, and vultures. The locusta is also used as a commercial commodity, especially in eastern Africa.
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