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desert locust

Schistocerca gregaria

Description:

It was cream colored and very big in size(about 10 cm long if not more). The island was full of them and the locals told me they were a pest which had recently arrived from Senegal. It flies really well and does so when approached.

Habitat:

This specimen was in the garden of the hotel, but I found lots of them hidden in the bushes


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Cape Verde

Lat: 16.12, Long: -22.91

Spotted on Jul 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 7, 2014

Spotted for mission

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