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Description

The Australian plague locust (APL) is the most economically important grasshopper in Australia. The immature hopper stage damages mainly pastures in farming areas, and gardens and lawns in domestic areas. They tend to avoid established green crops, although the edges of crops can be damaged. Adult locusts can form swarms and fly into other areas, damaging pastures, ripening cereal, lupin and pulse crops, grapevines, fruit trees and native tree seedlings. If crops have completely dried off before locusts begin flying, the possibility of damage is considerably less.

ISBN

1833-7244 (Online)

Publication Date

2006

Series Number

4691

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, WA

City

Perth, WA

Keywords

Locusts

Disciplines

Biosecurity | Entomology

Comments

Replaces Bulletin 4638

Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera)

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