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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Dociostaurus maroccanus (Moroccan locust)

Growth Stages Top of page Vegetative growing stage. 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 Synonyms: It breeds in dociostauris soil and does not reproduce in arable fields.

Non-Biblical locusts just as ravenous.

Pests pose worldwide problem: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 11 3: Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. The species is also found in the Middle East and Minor Asia, i. Pathogen application against locusts and grasshoppers: Group oviposition is observed and egg pod density is sometimes very high, up to several thousands per square meter. This is only achievable with support from people like you.


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Dociostaurus maroccanus – Wikipedia

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. Chorbadjieff, ; Animalia, Trees, especially young saplings, can be damaged: Deforestation and overgrazing create the necessary prerequisites for colonization by the Moroccan locust; however, converting grasslands into croplands makes the habitat totally unsuitable for the insect because the females can lay eggs in undisturbed soil.

Go to distribution map In Morocco, insecticides were applied in June to sparse, ephemeral grasses that supported a sedentary population of grasshoppers and locusts mainly D. Biology Moroccan Locust is a univoltine species one generation per yearwith winter egg diapause. From the second instar stage onwards, the hoppers aggregate and the population density can reach several thousand nymphs per square metre.

If the spring is unusually hot and precipitation is low, and especially if it is the second dry spring in succession, numbers of maroccabus locusts can increase dramatically. The range of the Moroccan locust extends from the Canary Islands and Madeira in the west to Kazakhstan and Afghanistan in the east.

Flights are usually no longer than km during the whole season; however, up to km flights have been reported. Local farmers and shepherds monitored the mountainside pastures where the eggs were laid approximately 2 cm below the surface, until they hatch.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Insects of Britain and Western Europe. Observations on the hatching of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.

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Don’t have an account? High-density locust populations may be found into mosaic of bare ground and vegetation. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Title Similar species Caption Chorthippus brunneus – a similar species. In Spain, Klass et al. Numbers begin to diminish in June when the vegetation is also declining.


The army and local citizens exterminated the pest by hand. Some related doviostaurus Bei-Bienko, G. Efficacy and persistence of two chitin inhibitors and malathion on larval populations of the Mediterranean locust, Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb. Individuals of solitary phase are finer than those of gregarious phase. In a study in Iran in it was found that outbreaks of locusts originated from just eight distinct areas.