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In Pics | As locusts wreak havoc, a look at the creature and its different forms

Natural and cultivated vegetation has been threatened by the massive swarms of desert locusts, world’s most dangerous migratory pests.
May 26, 2020 / 04:11 PM IST
India is witnessing swarm of locusts attack in the western parts of the country. While country is brought to a standstill during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, these sleeping giants are now inflicting heavy damage to the crops, posing threat to livelihood of millions of people. India is well aware of the risk of a swarm invasion as desert locust have already made their way into Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Farmers who were already suffering from the supply chain distortions and financial crunch to survive amid the COVID-19 outbreak, are now battling another plague. Here are the 10 important species of locusts in the world.
India is witnessing swarm of locusts attack in the western parts of the country. While country is brought to a standstill during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, these sleeping giants are now inflicting heavy damage to the crops, posing threat to livelihood of millions of people. India is well aware of the risk of a swarm invasion as desert locust have already made their way into Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Farmers who were already suffering from the supply chain distortions and financial crunch to survive amid the COVID-19 outbreak, are now battling another plague. Here are the 10 important species of locusts in the world. (Image: Reuters)
The Desert Locust | Schistocerca gregaria
The Desert Locust | Scientific name: Schistocerca gregaria
The Bombay Locust | Scientific name: Nomadacris succincta (Image: ppqs.gov.in)
The Bombay Locust | Scientific name: Nomadacris succincta (Image: ppqs.gov.in)
The Migratory Locust | Scientific name: Locusts migratoria manilensis; Locusta migratoria migratoria-oides (Image: ppqs.gov.in)
The Migratory Locust | Scientific name: Locusts migratoria manilensis; Locusta migratoria migratoria-oides (Image: ppqs.gov.in)
The Italian Locust | Scientific name: Calliptamus italicus (Image: flickr.com)
The Italian Locust | Scientific name: Calliptamus italicus (Image: flickr.com)
The Moroccan Locust | Scientific name: Dociostaurus morocannus (Image: Wikipedia)
The Moroccan Locust | Scientific name: Dociostaurus morocannus (Image: Wikipedia)
The Red Locust | Scientific name: Nomadacris septemfaciata (Image: flickr.com)
The Red Locust | Scientific name: Nomadacris septemfaciata (Image: flickr.com)
The Brown Locust | Scientific name: Locustana pardalina (Image: Wikipedia)
The Brown Locust | Scientific name: Locustana pardalina (Image: Wikipedia)
The South American Locust | Scientific name: Schistocerca paranensis (Image: flickr.com)
The South American Locust | Scientific name: Schistocerca paranensis (Image: flickr.com)
The Australian Locust | Scientific name: Chortoicetes termenifera (Image: agriculture.gov.au)
The Australian Locust | Scientific name: Chortoicetes termenifera (Image: agriculture.gov.au)
The Tree Locust | Scientific name: Anacridium Spp. (Image: ppqs.gov.in)
The Tree Locust | Scientific name: Anacridium Spp. (Image: ppqs.gov.in)
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