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Desert Locust Outbreak

In the Greater Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and parts of southwest Asia, the Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) has been ravaging crops and native vegetation since late 2019. For some countries, this is the worst upsurge seen in seventy years.

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South American Locust Outbreak

The South American Locust (Schistocerca cancellata) is experiencing its largest population upsurge in 60 years, expanding beyond its permanent breeding zone in northwest Argentina to Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil causing national emergencies.

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African Migratory Locust

Outbreaks of the African Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria migratorioides) are currently impacting Southern African countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Yellow-spined Bamboo Locust

Outbreaks of the Yellow-spined Bamboo Locust (Ceracris kiangsu) spread from Laos and Vietnam into the Yunnan province of China.

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