03 February 2019

The Desert Locust – Tabuk

Whilst birding the Tabuk area in late January we came a Desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria in a large stubble field. The desert locust can form plagues and threaten agricultural production in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, something it has done for centuries. The desert locust is potentially the most dangerous of the locust pests because of the ability of it to form swarms and to fly rapidly across great distances. 
Desert Locust