The creature most commonly called a locust is a cicada, or harvest fly.
The cicada, it will be remembered, is what is commonly called a locust.
I have alluded to the egg of the cicada "inserted in the bark of a twig."
It is true, Zenothemis, that the soul is nourished on ecstasy, as the cicada is nourished on dew.
Only in the trees is heard at intervals the whir of the cicada.