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Locustana pardalina (Brown Locust)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Polyneoptera > Anartioptera > Orthopterida > Orthoptera > Acrididae

An important pest species of locust in South Africa. Chemical insecticides are usually used for controlling them but there have been some promising experiments recently using fungi (i.e. mycoinsecticides) (Müller, 2000).

References

  • Müller, E.J. 2000. Control of the brown locust, Locustana pardalina (Walker) (Orthoptera: Acrididae), using a mycoinsecticide: addressing the issues of speed-of-kill, dose rate, mortality and reduction in feeding. African Entomology 8: 217-221.

Text by Hamish Robertson  


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