desert locust

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des′ert lo`cust

a migratory locust, Schistocerca gregaria, of N Africa and Asia, associated with the plagues described in the Old Testament.
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Ltd., based in Guangzhou, China, had been producing unauthorized counterfeit versions of Revision Military's Desert Locust goggle--Revision's flagship goggle line that debuted in 2006.
Unusually heavy rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned Wednesday, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.
"We are determined to intensify our activities and stay in Yemen to practice our tasks more effectively than the previous days", said Hassan during launching the rehabilitation project of the National Centre for Monitoring and Controlling Desert Locust in Yemen, which is funded by the USAID with an amount of $ 250,000.
Experts warned at the time that global warming could bring more locusts, potentially posing a threat to the country's agriculture, especially as the desert locust has no natural predator in Lebanon.
He singled out FAO's Executive Secretary of the Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region Mamoon Alalawi whom he said is leading the conspiracy.
Hamadah--Comparative Effects of Certain IGRs on the Carbohydrates of Hemolymph and Fat Body of the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae).
Stanley Heinze compared the neuronal organization of the monarch brain sun compass network to that of the well-characterized desert locust and found it to be remarkably similar.
The Desert locust Schistocerca gregaria Forskal is generally recognized as being phytophagous acridid that eats a wide variety of plants [8] and can cause substantial damage to pastures and crops.
Revision Desert Locust goggles can be worn both by soldiers who need prescription eyeglasses and by those who don't.
ROME -- Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO warned today.
THE desert locust also known as the Schistocerca gregaria is a swarm producing, migratory and disastrous pest.
Moreover Additional eLocust3 units will be provided to the survey and control teams for transmitting the real time and accurate data from the field to FAO Headquarters, Rome, so that Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS), Rome could be able to make better forecast about desert locust activities.