Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Locusta migratoria Linnaeus

Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae

Size range

  • Length 56 mm including wings


  • Found around the world except N and S America
  • North and South Island

Life History

  • Eats any plant material
  • Does not reach plague proportions in New Zealand, probably because temperatures are not high enough to trigger swarming

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