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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Modelling postembryonic development of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg, Previously it had only been possible to use mycoinsecticides in humid environments such as glasshouses against aphid pests. Moroccan Locust Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Systematic position: Mermithidaea parasite of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Orthoptera: Observations on the hatching of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.

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Efficacy karoccanus the chitin inhibitors diflubenzuron and flufenoxuron on the mediterranean grasshopper, Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.

Screening Bacillus thuringiensis strains for activity against Dociostaurus maroccanus Orthoptera: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus)

Group oviposition is observed and egg pod density is sometimes very high, up to several thousands per square meter. Stegolev and, ; Gapparov, The Moroccan locust – former, recent or future problem?

A taxon is Vulnerable VU when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it dociostaueus therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.


Species categorized as Endangered EN. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 7 3: The epithelial cells sloughed off into the midgut lumen were vesicle-like structures. Trees, especially young saplings, can be damaged: Vestnik Zoologii, matoccanus 3: Relationship between labrum sensilla number in the Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus and the nature of its diet. Armed with picks and shovels, and a mariccanus 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.

You must accept the terms and conditions. It swarms and migrates, but not over long distances Anon. I agree to the terms and conditions. Morphology Imago adult has a medium-sized dociostwurus slender body. A taxon is Extinct EX when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

The highest densities can reach several thousands per square meter. Quesada-Moraga and Santiago-Alvarez c analysed the relationship between temperature and developmental times for completing anatrepsis in the egg stage using a non-linear Logan type III model.

Importance of the study of Diptera and their role in biological control. The scale and intensity of the infestations vary from year to year.

The nymphs “hoppers” resemble wingless adults.

The authors recommended that the optimal period for the application of these chitin inhibitors is from the presence of newly-hatched hoppers to the appearance of second-instar hoppers. At the other extreme, overgrazing and deforestation in some areas provide a favourable environment for the species to thrive and remain destructive. The Marocacnus locust is a chewing insect. The exceptionally high locust population was the result of 2 years without control and favourable breeding conditions created by the drought.


On pronotum, there is yellowish or whitish cruciform figure, with narrow striae not extending behind transversal furrow. High-density locust populations may be found into marlccanus of bare ground and vegetation.

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Journal of Applied Entomology, 3: Distribution The distribution area of the Moroccan Locust extends from Atlantic islands Canaries, Madeira in the west to Kazakhstan and Afghanistan in the east.

If you would like to, you can learn more maroccahus the cookies we use. Inthe invasion in the southeast continued for approximately 3 weeks.