desert locust

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des′ert lo`cust


n.
a migratory locust, Schistocerca gregaria, of N Africa and Asia, associated with the plagues described in the Old Testament.
[1940–45]
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Les criquets pelerins (Schistocerca gregaria) vivent environ trois mois et une sauterelle femelle pond environ 300 Aufs.
Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) live about three months, and a female locust lays about 300 eggs.
THE desert locust also known as the Schistocerca gregaria is a swarm producing, migratory and disastrous pest.
Such researches have so far focused on five major species or species groups [1,4,5]: the common housefly (Musca domestica), the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), the yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor), locusts (Locusta migratoria, Schistocerca gregaria, Oxya spec., etc.) and silkworms (Bombyx mori, etc.).
He added: 'We have tested a species of African desert locust ((Schistocerca gregaria) carefully developed by ICIPE, to investigate its potential to become 'mini-livestock' for mass production for feed and food.
(2008) Relationships between food quality and fitness in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, and its distribution over habitats on the Red Sea coastal plain of Sudan.
Intraspecific variation may also occur in the internal structures in grasshoppers, as demonstrated by Song and Wenzel (2008) in a study on the male genitalia morphology among three populations of Schistocerca lineata Scudder.
Effect of neem oil on consumption, digestion and utilization of maize by desert locust Schistocerca gregaria Forskel.
The Central American Locust, Schistocerca piceifrons piceifrons is a major plant pest in cropped and grazing areas in Southern Mexico and Central America (Harvey, 1983; Barrientos, Astacio, Alvarez, & Poot, 1992).
has been found to damage several insect pests, such as Spodoptera exigua Hubner (beet armyworm) [5], Manduca sexta Linnaeus (tobacco hornworm) [6], Plutella xylostella Linnaeus (diamondback moth), Otiorhynchus sulcatus Fabricius (black vine weevil), and Schistocerca gregaria Forskal (desert locust) [7].
The role of certain optomotor reactions in regulating stability in the rolling plane during flight in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria.