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  • noun A notable genus of grasshoppers, of the family Acridiidæ, containing such species as S. maculipennis.

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  • (noun) A notable genus of grasshoppers, of the family Acridiidæ, containing such species as S. maculipennis. This is a common grasshopper in most parts of the United States, and resembles the hateful grasshopper or Rocky Mountain locust (Melanoplus spretus) so closely that it has often been mistaken for the latter.

    The hateful grasshopper?!

    June 16, 2010

  • Rats. I was hoping this was some kind of dinosaur for my plethora of dinosaur-themed lists.

    Is it hateful because it's the kind that went around swarming and eating farmers' crops in the 1800s?

    June 16, 2010