Preferred Scientific Name; Dociostaurus maroccanus. Preferred Common Name; Moroccan locust. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg ). Systematic position: Class Insecta, order Orthoptera, sub-order Caeliferae, super-family Acridoidea, family. PDF | The Moroccan locust, Dociostaurus maroccanus (Thunberg), was traditionally considered as one of the most dangerous agricultural pests in the.

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Savremena Poljoprivreda, 18 Crop Protection, 13 1: A contribution to the knowledge of Coleoptera and Orthoptera found in seed crops of Bromus inermis Leyss.

Dociostaurus maroccanus (Moroccan locust)

Effect of temperature on vegetative growth among isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae and M. Species categorized as Near Threatened NT. Poa bulbosa is a very regular constituent of ephemeral vegetation and other commonly associated plants are Stipa capensisCynodon dactylonDociostauurs murinum and small sedges and dicotyledons.

The UN and local authorities tried to mobilize the remaining men in a “search and destroy” mission against the locust plague.

Armed with picks and shovels, and a small amount of pesticide, the few remaining farmers in the Khajaalwan Valley northern Afghanistan were the last line of defence against what experts called “the worst infestation of Moroccan locusts D. In Spain, experiments were carried out using the entomopathogenic bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis. Dpciostaurus to the FAO, locusts were expected to infest approximately 40, ha in in Tajikistan, which is greater than an earlier estimate of 10, ha.

ULV in the control of Acridoidea. Hoppers show gregarious behaviour, marching in long lines up several kilometres long by several metres deep. You must accept the terms and conditions. Appearance of Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.


The Moroccan locust lives in arid areas between and metres above dociostauris level. Some related references Bei-Bienko, G. The injurious grasshoppers and other orthoptera in Bulgaria. Afghan staff ran the locust eradication campaign.

Title Similar species Caption Chorthippus brunneus with similar white “X”-mark on pronotum. The authors studied the reproductive capacity of nymphs that reached the adult stage.

The northern limits of its distribution area are reached in Hungary and Rumania. Sign In Forgot password?

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Locust Control Campaign Successfully Concluded. Entomopathogenic microorganisms of locusts in Uzbekistan. You have entered an invalid code.

Dulinafka G; Nagy B, Dociotaurus Insectaorder Orthopterasub-order Caeliferaesuper-family Acridoideafamily Acrididaesub-family Gomphocerinae and genus Dociostaurus OR sub-family Acridinaetribe Dociostaurinigenus Dociostaurus depending on the classification, usual or Russian Synonyms: Fledging usually takes place during April and copulation starts from 2 to 10 days later.

The exceptionally high locust population was the result of 2 years without control and favourable breeding conditions created by the drought. Introduction of four entomopathogenic protozoa, new to Iranian fauna. Chemical Control Chemical control is most effective against the young larvae nymphs. The locust mulch could be excavated later and used as fertiliser.

Observations on docostaurus hatching of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.

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Both decreased with longer exposure to the low temperature; the former from The second line of defence was men across dociosttaurus north of Afghanistan, equipped and trained by the UN to use the agency’s small store of pesticides, which they delivered up to the fringes of the cultivated land. The success of the campaign is all the more striking given the logistical and security constraints under which the control teams had to operate FAO, a.


Dociostaurus maroccanuscommonly known as the Moroccan locustis a grasshopper in the insect family Acrididae. For inquiries on this page: Chorbadjieff, ; Nagy, Introdotto in Sardegna nel A taxon is Endangered EN when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild. Synonymy of some palaearctic locusts species Orthoptera, Acridoidea.

The insecticide was applied in advance of mobile hopper bands of Dcoiostaurus. Pesticide Outlook, 11 5: Recent research has identified that the key constraint that affects efficacy is temperature.

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The reservoir areas, and their characteristics, of the Italian locust Calliptamus italicus L. It maoccanus present in west and central Europe, i. The adult longevity of treated nymphs was significantly reduced.

The chitin inhibitors diflubenzuron and flufenoxuron, were observed to act more slowly, but persisted for more than 3 weeks, so that one treatment covered most of the hatching period. Don’t have an account?