Latest Rocky Mountain locust Stories
Literature and films have left us with vivid images of the grasshopper plagues that devastated the Great Plains in the 1870s.
The Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria), is the most widespread species of locust. It occurs throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It was once very common in Europe but has now become rare there. Because of the vast geographic area it occupies, which comprises many different ecological zones, numerous subspecies have been described. However, not all experts agree on the validity of some of these subspecies. Pigmentation and size of the migratory locust vary according to its...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.