What is the sound that a locust makes?
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Thereof, what does it mean when you hear locust?
According to folk legend, when you hear the first song of the dog-day cicadas, it means there's just six weeks until frost. While this may not be a precise predictor, there is some merit to the claim. Dog-day cicadas, as their name implies, appear during the long, hot summer days of late July and August.
Secondly, what does a swarm of cicadas sound like? The periodical cicadas — the males in particular — will be the noisiest. Individually, a cicada's song sounds like a tiny maraca shaken at high speed that then fades into a noise resembling an electric buzz. In a swarm, the cicada's high-pitch hum can reach 85 decibels, or slightly louder than a passing diesel train.
Keeping this in consideration, what sound does a locust make at night?
Cicadas are oval-shaped, winged insects that provide a buzzing and clicking song heard in nature throughout the summer, especially during nights. The name is directly from the Latin cicada, meaning "tree cricket".
Is a locust the same thing as a cicada?
Locusts and cicadas, particularly periodical cicadas, are often confused. However, the two are quite different. Locusts are a type of grasshopper, while cicadas are actually cousins of crickets.