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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Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Multiple generations can be present, and the numbers of adults can build up rapidly, reaching individuals per square dociostaudus in extreme cases.

Dociostaurus maroccanus (Moroccan locust)

Its large numbers, voracious appetite, ability to eat almost all forms of vegetation and ability to migrate in swarms make it a feared pest. In the first, four quite active strains were selected belonging to serovars aizawai, mexicanensis, soonchoen and kimwhich were further assayed with randomly selected strains among the remaining ones.

The action of irrigation on the complex of insects in beet fields. The epithelial cells sloughed off into the midgut lumen were vesicle-like structures.

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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.

There are 5 hopper instars. Serovar aizawai appeared to maintain a high activity towards nymphs in the three experiments, and could be regarded as an appropriate biological control agent against the Mediterranean locust Quesada-Moraga and Santiago-Alvarez, Species categorized as Least Concern LC. Biometrics, behaviour and colouration of a gregarious population of Moroccan locust, Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg,in the region of Cabo de Gata Almeria, Spain 1. Locust Control Campaign Successfully Concluded.

Synonymy of some palaearctic locusts species Orthoptera, Acridoidea. Individuals of solitary phase are finer than those of gregarious phase.

Malathion has been dociostaurud to have a great initial effect, but three treatments were needed to cover the entire hatching period. Hundred years of the Moroccan locust in Hungary. In Africa the species occurs in MoroccoAlgeriaTunisia, Libya, and Egypt, with latitude 28N as the southern edge of its distribution area.

They found that a ground application of fenvalerate and deltamethrin 0. Long trenches were dug by hand to capture the newly hatched locusts as they started their mass migration towards the fields.


Knowledge Bank home Change location. Odciostaurus than tons of locusts were destroyed in only three villages.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Journal of Applied Entomology, 6: Bulletin SROP, 14 7: Morphology Imago adult has a medium-sized and slender body. The Moroccan locust has been recorded as an important pest of pasture and crops in Spain for several centuries. 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. Title Male showing wings.

Biocontrol Science and Technology, 7 3: Species categorized as Data Deficient DD. Even though the details mentioned above imply that M. The northern limits of its distribution area are reached in Hungary and Rumania.

Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Systematic position: The Moroccan Locust is not found north to 49N.

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