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The Grasshopper, a Close Relative of the Extinct Rocky Mountain Locust

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The Grasshopper, a Close Relative of the Extinct Rocky Mountain Locust

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The Rocky Mountain locust was the bane of homesteaders in the western United States until the late 19th century, traveling in massive swarms that blackened the skies and destroyed crops. The cause of their sudden disappearance is unknown.

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