Preferred Scientific Name; Dociostaurus maroccanus. Preferred Common Name; Moroccan locust. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg ). Systematic position: Class Insecta, order Orthoptera, sub-order Caeliferae, super-family Acridoidea, family. PDF | The Moroccan locust, Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg), was traditionally considered as one of the most dangerous agricultural pests in the.

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Adult populations were also reduced in both treatments Bouaichi et al. Chorbadjieff, ; Rambier, A Handbook of General Acridology.

Egg laying occurs approximately one month after adult appearance, i. There was a significant positive correlation between the proportion of the treated groups moulting and the rate of population decline. Agriculture experts said that a total of 60, ha of maroccanuz needed to be treated to curb the problem. Enciclopedia Animalelor Din Romania. A contribution to the knowledge of Coleoptera and Orthoptera found in seed crops of Bromus inermis Leyss.

Title Fourth-instar nymph Caption Fourth-instar nymph of D. Yellowish or whitish cruciform figure on the pronotum. Pests pose worldwide problem: Don’t have an account? Title Male showing wings Caption Male D. It breeds in undisturbed soil and does not reproduce in arable fields.

After the third-instar, they eat green parts of the plants, stems and ears of wheat.

The locust mulch could be excavated later and used as fertiliser. According to the FAO, locusts were expected to infest approximately 40, ha in in Tajikistan, which is greater than an earlier estimate of 10, ha.


Non-Biblical locusts just as ravenous. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 11 3: Insecticides used include organophosphates and pyrethroids.

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For inquiries on this page: The army and local citizens exterminated the pest by hand. The wingless hopper stage lasting 27 to 36 days can cause intense damage, but only during outbreak periods, when the eggs have been laid in or near cultivated land. These alterations in population dynamics may be due to a change in climatic conditions with dociosttaurus decrease in spring rainfall.

Observations on the hatching of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb. If the spring is unusually hot and precipitation is low, and especially if it is the maroccabus dry spring in succession, numbers of young locusts can increase dramatically.

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Like most websites we use cookies. Locusts of the fauna of the USSR and adjacent countries. Species categorized as Least Concern LC. Views Read Edit View history. Entomopathogenic microorganisms of locusts in Uzbekistan. Compact virgin soil is necessary to the species and can derive from sheep and goat activities.

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Journal of Orthoptera Research, 8: This is an incredible achievement. In Spain, experiments were carried out using the entomopathogenic bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. Moral de la Vega Jdel, Ecology and behaviour Multivorous.

Natural enemies There are a number of parasites and predators such as several species of beetles, flies, the wasp Sphex subfuscatusmites, etc. Entomopathogens and insect parasitic nematodes: In pastures with rich grazing, both chitin inhibitors gave total efficiency after a few days of feeding on treated pasture. The species was first described by Carl Peter Thunberg in Winged adults take flight en masse at low altitudes, travelling at eight to ten metres per second and may migrate sixty kilometres during the season.


According to experts, the invasions could be avoided by taking special preventive measures in fields between September and April.

European locusts and their ecology: Dociostaurus maroccanus

The scale and intensity of the infestations vary from year to year. We need to more than double the number of wild species plants, animals and fungi assessed. Doociostaurus de Sanidad Vegetal, Plagas, 20 1: Useful plants attacked Grain crops including wheat, dociostauruus, millet, rice and maize as well as fabaceous peas, beans, lentil, alfalfa, clover ; – leaves, stalk and grain can be attacked.

You do not currently have access to this article. A taxon is Extinct In The Wild EW when it is known only to survive in cultivation, in captivity or as a naturalized population or populations well outside the past range. Temperature related effects on embryonic development of the Mediterranean locust, Dociostaurus maroccanus.

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