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Locust

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The European Migratory Locust forms swarms of up to two billion animals, which can reach a combined weight of up to three tons. These swarms can cover distances of several hundred kilometers and consume everything in their path, rendering entire landscapes bare. Locust plagues in Europe have been documented in writing since the Middle Ages, and they are still widely prevalent today, although the use of insecticides has greatly reduced the formation of giant swarms.

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  • Title: Locust
  • Location: Africa, Asia, South and Southeast Europe
  • Type: preperation
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • size: 4 - 6 cm
  • scientific name: Locusta migratoria
  • geological Age: recent

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