caterpillar

Concise Bible Dictionary:

The word chasil signifies “devourer,” hence the name of a species of locust (1 Kings 8:3737If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be; (1 Kings 8:37); 2 Chron. 6:2828If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be: (2 Chronicles 6:28); Psa. 78:4646He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labor unto the locust. (Psalm 78:46); Isa. 33:11Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. (Isaiah 33:1); Joel 1:44That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten. (Joel 1:4); Joel 2:2525And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25)). In Psalm 105:3434He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number, (Psalm 105:34) and Jeremiah 51:14,2714The Lord of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee. (Jeremiah 51:14)
27Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers. (Jeremiah 51:27)
the word is yeleq, and is elsewhere translated CANKERWORM.

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
chaciyl
Phonic:
khaw-seel’
Meaning:
from 2628; the ravager, i.e. a locust
KJV Usage:
caterpillar