Schistocerca (genus)

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Schistocerca americana (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Allen Bridgman, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
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Schistocerca (genus)

The genus includes about 50 species of large locusts and grasshoppers. The desert locust in Africa, the Near East and south-west Asia is the most serious pest. Other pest species are mainly found in Central and South America. The adults are good fliers and have a body length of up to 7 cm.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: