The worm-shaped larva of a moth, butterfly, or other insect, considered destructive because of its voracious appetite for growing plants. It is viewed as one of the forms of God’s punishment or judgment (1Kgs 8:37
; 2Chr 6:28
; Ps 78:46
; Isa 33:4
37“If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blight, mildew, locust, or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in any of their cities; whatever pla ... View more
28“If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blight, mildew, locust, or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in any of the settlements of the la ... View more
46He gave their crops to the caterpillar,
and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
4Spoil was gathered as the caterpillar gathers;
as locusts leap, they leaped upon it.