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Maroccan locust

Dociostaurus maroccanus


Most of the grasshoppers in Italy are of this species with little exceptions, they can be pretty long, about 4 cm, make a strong sound and if they find themselves in a small place in big numbers they can swarm and become a pest for every vegetal life they encounter. In Italy the numbers aren't as high as in Africa, so this behaviour is very rare.


garden at 1500 mt.above sea level

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Welsberg-Taisten - Monguelfo-Tesido, TAA, Italy

Lat: 46.77, Long: 12.12

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 31, 2013

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