12 April 2022

Desert Locust - South Waterfall

 Whilst birding a deep woodland valley near Abha we came across a Desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria. 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.