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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Garcia de la Vega C, The Moroccan locust has been recorded as an important pest of pasture and crops in Spain for several centuries.

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Title Third-instar nymph Caption Third-instar nymph of D. Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Systematic position: Hind femora can have or not black bands, depending on the phase. Serovar aizawai appeared to maintain a high activity towards nymphs in the three experiments, and could be regarded as an appropriate biological control agent against the Mediterranean locust Quesada-Moraga and Santiago-Alvarez, Some morphobiometric data on populations of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thb.

Efficacy of the chitin inhibitors diflubenzuron and flufenoxuron on the mediterranean grasshopper, Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb. Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg A contribution to the knowledge of Coleoptera and Orthoptera found in seed crops of Bromus inermis Leyss. For the first time, adults of the Moroccan locust were fed with wheat seedlings containing Bacillus thuringiensis subsp.


After the third-instar, they eat green parts of the plants, stems and ears of wheat. Mass outbreaks of nymphs occur and destroy the vegetation where they hatch. The malathion treatment showed a rapid and significant reduction in numbers of both nymphs and adults, followed by a slow recovery that started 10 days after spraying.

species Dociostaurus (Dociostaurus) maroccanus (Thunberg, ): Orthoptera Species File

Class Insectaorder Orthopterasub-order Caeliferaesuper-family Acridoideafamily Acrididaesub-family Gomphocerinae and genus Dociostaurus OR sub-family Acridinaetribe Dociostaurinigenus Dociostaurus depending on the classification, usual or Russian. The army and local citizens exterminated the pest by hand. Effects of temperature on growth of Metarhizium flavoviride and virulence to the variegated grasshopper, Zonocerus variegatus.

Your comment will be reviewed and published at the journal’s discretion. Armed with picks and shovels, and a small amount of pesticide, the few remaining farmers in the Khajaalwan Valley northern Afghanistan were the last line of defence against what experts called “the worst infestation of Moroccan locusts D.

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They moult five times, each instar having larger wing pads. Linear regression was used to estimate the lower developmental threshold and the number of degree-days required for catatrepsis. The third-instar nymphs have visible wing buds.

Species categorized as Data Deficient DD. The UN and local authorities tried to mobilize the remaining men in a “search and destroy” mission against the locust plague. For catatrepsis, temperature and developmental time were linearly and inversely related.


Chorbadjieff, ; Animalia, To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Moroccan Locust Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Systematic position: This method, known as mechanical control, only works if it is carried out every year and if communities can be mobilized on a large scale FAO, a. Previously it had only been possible to use mycoinsecticides in humid environments such as glasshouses against aphid pests.

FAO combats major locust outbreak in Afghanistan.

The last outbreak of Moroccan locust was in in the same region. Moroccan Locust is characteristically found in semi-arid steppe or semi-desert areas with abundant spring ephemeral vegetation, being favoured by a spring rainfall of mm or more.

The second set of forty B. Title Newly-hatched larvae Caption Newly-hatched larvae of D. Journal of Applied Entomology, 3: