04 June 2022

Desert Locust – Fayd

Whilst birding Fayd I 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. I have not seen many Desert Locusts so far in 2022, so maybe this will be a quieter year than some of the previous ones.