Video of the Day: ‘Mormon crickets’ invade Nevada

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Nevada is facing its annual shield-backed katydid infestation. These insects have a habit of swarming homes and causing problems for local farmers. Though they are not true crickets, shield-backed katydids bear the nickname “Mormon Crickets” due to their famous invasion of the early saints of The Church of Jesus Christ in Salt Lake City during the mid-19th century.

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