What it looks like: Desert Locusts are flying insect are typically yellow/brown in colour, with a long body, six limbs and a set of large wings that stretch the length of their body. Desert locus head and body are yellow, while their wings feature brown dots. They’re heads also feature large eyes.
- It’s believed that locusts consume their body weight in vegetation every day.
- Swarms of desert Locusts are known for causing severe crop loss in regions such as Africa.
What they eat: Desert locusts feed on leaves, grain, shoots, flowers, fruit, seeds, stems and bar.
Where they live: Primarily based in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, covering more than 60 countries.
Habitat: They are able to live in a wide range of habitats as a result of their global distribution.
Threats: Predators and pesticides.