Desert locust nymphs

Desert locust nymphs

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Desert locust nymphs (Schitocerca gregaria) on a plant. These nymphs, also known as hoppers, are in their gregarious form. Desert locust hoppers change their behaviour and appearance in response to overcrowding. It is in this form that the insect swarms and causes the devastation to crops which it is known for. It is a particularly harmful agricultural pest in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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