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Locusts Get Their Optimum Diet Depending On How Hot I Is
2014-07-02 03:50:42

If you are a locust, the most nutritious plant to eat depends on the ambient temperature. Scientists at the University of Sydney, Australia, have discovered that locusts choose their food and then where they digest it according to how hot it is.

Largest Genome Ever Sequenced Belongs To Locust Species
2014-01-17 09:59:51

The whole genome sequence of Locust (Locusta migratoria), the most widespread locust species, has been successfully decoded by researchers from the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, BGI and other institutes.

Brood II Cicada Storm Coming, Could Outnumber Humans 600 To One
2013-05-07 14:10:01

A storm is coming and any day now millions of people on the east coast from Georgia to Connecticut will feel its inescapable wrath. After 17 relatively quiet years, the Brood II storm will emerge with billions of cicadas overrunning the eastern US.

A Storm Is Coming In The Form Of The 17-Year Cicada
2013-04-02 15:00:20

Every 17 years, the Eastern seaboard plays host to millions and millions of visitors who arrive with only one purpose in mind: to mate.

Locust Plague Devouring Madagascar, $41M Needed To Combat Infestation
2013-03-28 08:11:51

A plague has gripped Madagascar and a UN body says the country will need $41 million over three years to help fight off an infestation that has gripped more than half of the world’s fourth-largest island.

2012-01-26 13:44:31

While residents of the United States and much of Europe think of locust plagues as biblical references, locust swarms still have devastating effects on agriculture today, especially in developing countries in Asia and Africa.

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2011-07-17 07:36:15

Social studies of Facebook and Twitter have been adapted to gain a greater understanding of the swarming behavior of locusts.

2010-07-19 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.


Latest Locust Reference Libraries

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2005-09-07 20:39:31

Caelifera, a herbivorous insect, is a suborder of the order Orthoptera. Commonly called grasshoppers in English, the sub-order includes short-horned grasshoppers, grasshoppers and locusts. Characteristics The Caelifera have antennae that are shorter than the body, and short ovipositors. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen, or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the...

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