Utah State University Extension
Grasshoppers are a threat to crops and rangeland across the West, but Utah always has had a special historical relationship with Mormon Crickets. Anabrus simplex has been known as a Mormon Cricket since 1848 when hordes of the insect started eating the early Mormon settlers’ much-needed crops.
Extension, USU, "Grasshoppers and Mormon Crickets: Fighting them for Nearly 100 Years" (2003). All Current Publications. Paper 1314.