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.
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.
Effect of neem oil on consumption, digestion and utilization of maize by desert locust Schistocerca gregaria Forskel.
The influence of environmental microstructure on the behavioural phase state and distribution of the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. Physiological Entomolology, 21, 247-256.
A study of tolerance of ingested tannin in Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Insect Physiology 26 (6): 415-420.
The role of certain optomotor reactions in regulating stability in the rolling plane during flight in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. Journal of Experimental Biology 43: 385-407.
In a recent publication, the genetic background of albinism and the related molecular biology of corazonin were studied in two species of locusts, Locusta migratoria (L.) and Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.).
The treatments based on acetone extracts of Calotropis procera against imagos of Schistocerca gregaria and Locusta migratoria have been very convincing due to the speed and efficiency of the action of said plant, on mortality and on haemogram of treated locusts.
Mutualism between the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria and its gut microbiota.