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desert locust

Schistocerca gregaria


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.


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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