Cankerworm

yeleq, "the licking locust"; the locust when it emerges from the caterpillar state, and takes wing. Nahum 3:16; "spoileth," rather "the cankerworm puts off (the envelope of its wings) and fleeth away," so shall thy merchants flee. The small wings enable them to leap better, but not to fly; so, until their wings are matured, they continue devouring all vegetation in front of them.