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Types of Locusts

American Bird ​Grasshopper​
American Bird ​Grasshopper​

Schistocerca americana is a species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae known commonly as the American grasshopper and American bird grasshopper. It is native to North America, where it occurs in the eastern United States, Mexico, and the Bahamas.

Australian ​Plague Locust​
Australian ​Plague Locust​

The Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera) is a native Australian insect in the family Acrididae, and a significant agricultural pest. Adult Australian plague locusts range in size from 20 to 45 mm in length, and the colour varies from brown to green.

Desert Locust​
Desert Locust​

The desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is a species of locust. Plagues of desert locusts have threatened agricultural production in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for centuries. The livelihood of at least one-tenth of the world’s human population can be affected by this voracious insect.

Migratory ​Locust​
Migratory ​Locust​

The migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) is the most widespread locust species, and the only species in the genus Locusta. It occurs throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It used to be common in Europe but has now become rare there.

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Nomadacris ​Succincta​
Nomadacris ​Succincta​

The Bombay locust, Nomadacris succincta, is a species of locust found in India and southeast Asia. ... When the locusts become mature the following year, ...

Red Locust​
Red Locust​

Red locusts actively seek out moist environments such as seasonal floodplains. Grains are their primary food source, so grassy lowlands are prime habitat. They also like spending time in trees and thus prefer some tree cover. Red locusts are sedentary when ample shelter, perches and food is available.

Rocky ​Mountain Locust​
Rocky ​Mountain Locust​

The Rocky Mountain locust (Melanoplus spretus) is an extinct species of locust that ranged through the western half of the United States and some western portions of Canada until the end of the 19th century.

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