Preferred Scientific Name; Dociostaurus maroccanus. Preferred Common Name; Moroccan locust. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg ). Systematic position: Class Insecta, order Orthoptera, sub-order Caeliferae, super-family Acridoidea, family. PDF | The Moroccan locust, Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg), was traditionally considered as one of the most dangerous agricultural pests in the.

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Species categorized as Extinct EX.

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The success of the campaign is all the more striking given the logistical and security constraints under which the control teams had to operate FAO, a. Once developed, a locust plague is almost impossible to stop or control. Species categorized as Data Deficient DD.

In addition, a study has been made of four species which are closely related to the Moroccan locust. Bulletin SROP, 14 7: The optimal temperature estimated for the development of eggs during anatrepsis was The eggs are whitish to pale yellow, elongated, stick-shaped, and arranged in three to four rows in egg-pods oothecae.

Moroccan Locust

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. This meant that by mid-June just fewer thanha maeoccanus been cleared using mechanical or chemical methods.

Screening Bacillus thuringiensis strains for activity against Dociostaurus maroccanus Orthoptera: Both decreased with longer exposure to the low temperature; the former from Entomopathogenic fungi associated dociostxurus natural populations of the Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Orthoptera: According to experts, the invasions could be avoided by taking special preventive measures in fields between September and April.

Gregarious maroccanu solitary populations of the Moroccan cricket Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb. After the third-instar, they eat green parts of the plants, stems and ears of wheat.

This is particularly noticeable in European countries where the species no longer seems to be an economic threat while in north Africa and parts of central Asia it still flourishes. Increase in locust numbers usually occurs when temperatures exceed average and rainfall is below normal; in the distribution area of the Moroccan Locust, spring rainfall from March to May is about mm. Egg laying occurs approximately one month after adult appearance, i. Group oviposition is observed and egg pod density is sometimes karoccanus high, up to several thousands per square meter.

The reservoir areas, and their characteristics, of the Italian matoccanus Calliptamus italicus L.

Dociostaurus maroccanus (Moroccan locust)

Fundamental and Applied Nematology, 20 1: Species categorized as Endangered EN. Hoppers show gregarious behaviour, marching in long lines up several kilometres long by several metres deep.

The efficacy of the product has been demonstrated against all the major acridid species in Africa, through numerous field trials undertaken in collaboration with African national programmes. Adults from solitary and gregarious phases show morphometric and chromatic differences, the first being smaller, with a higher ratio of the femur and elytra lengths, brighter general body colour and black spots on the hind femora and elytra more marked. Afghan staff ran the locust eradication campaign.

Useful plants attacked Grain crops including wheat, barley, millet, rice and maize as well as fabaceous peas, beans, lentil, alfalfa, clover ; – leaves, stalk and grain can be attacked.

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Journal of Applied Entomology, 3: Chitin inhibitors were later included in control methods. Crop Protection, 13 1: Gomphocerinae Agricultural pest insects Insects described in The UN and local authorities tried to mobilize the remaining men in a “search and destroy” mission against the locust plague.