belongs to the class of neuropterous insects called Gryllidae
This insect is not unknown in Israel.
This is the case also in Amos 7:1; Nahum 3:17, where the Hebrew word Gob is used; and in Leviticus 11:22; Numbers 13:33; Eccl. 12:5; Isaiah 40:22, where hagab is used. In all these instances the proper rendering is probably “locust”.