Image of the copulation of two desert locust

Image of the copulation of two desert locust

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This image is part of the feature The Desert Locust

Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Copulation between two desert locusts, Schitocerca gregaria or peregrina. The females lay 30-100 eggs in the ground, in a hole dug with the abdomen, which is then covered by a plug of foam permeable to air. After insemination a female buries about ten such clusters of eggs. Desert locusts are well known for their voracity. They migrate in huge swarms formed by billions of insects, completely destroying every vegetable form along their path. They consume all sorts of plant substances from which their digestive system extracts water. Only by eating continuously, may desert locusts survive desiccation in very hot and dry climates.

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Keywords: animal, copulation, desert locust, insect, insecta, insemination, invertebrate, invertebrates, jointed legs, locust, mating, nature, schitocerca, schitocerca gregaria, schitocerca peregrina, wildlife, zoology

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