Insect given clouts when flying around (6)
I believe the answer is:
'insect' is the definition.
(locust is a kind of insect)
'clouts when flying around' is the wordplay.
'clouts' can be anagrammed to 'LOCUST'.
However, I am unsure how the anagram is indicated.
'given' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for locust that I've seen before include "Part of destructive plague" , "Voracious insect in dreaded swarms" , "Migratory crop stripper" , "Swarming, destructive insect" , "Destroyer" .)