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A Locust is any one of various types of swarming grasshopper. Locust can refer to:
- Cicadas, often referred to as "locusts"
- Magicicada, a genus of cicadas often referred to as "13-year or 17-year locusts"
- Various plants, especially of the genera Gleditsia and Robinia:
- The locust bean, the fruit of the carob tree
In media and entertainment
- Locusts: The 8th Plague, a 2005 horror movie
- The Day of the Locust (film) (1975), an American drama film based on Nathaniel West's novel
In games and fictional universes
- Locust (comics), a minor Marvel Comics villain
- Locust Horde, the main enemy force in the third-person shooter video game series Gears of War
- Locust, a light BattleMech in the fictional BattleTech universe
- Locust, a Fairy chess piece which captures by hopping over its victim (as in checkers)
- Locusts, a mythological hybrid creature appearing in the Book of Revelation
- Locusts at the Edge of Summer, poetry anthology by John Balaban
- Day of the Locust (1939), a novel by Nathaniel West
- Artists and labels
- Locust, an alias of electronic artist Mark Van Hoen from Touch Records
- Les Sauterelles, s Swiss group, literally "the locusts"
- Locust Music, a Chicago based record label
- The Locust, a US noise-rock band from California
- Locust Abortion Technician, an album by the Butthole Surfers
- Locust, an album from the French metal band Lyzanxia
- "Locust", a song by a-ha from their 1993 album Memorial Beach
- "Locust", a song by heavy-metal band Machine Head from their 2011 album Unto the Locust
- "Day of the Locusts", a song by Bob Dylan from his 1970 album New Morning
- Rich LeFevre, nicknamed "The Locust", competitive eater
- Locust (car), a kit car inspired by the Lotus 7
- HMS Locust, three ships of the Royal Navy
- M22 Locust, American, World War 2 light tank
- USS Locust, two ships of the US Navy
- Locust, a GWR Metropolitan Class locomotive
In other uses
- Locust (finance), a term used in discussions critical of capitalism in Germany
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