Aquatic and Land Animal Diversity

Aquatic and Land Arthropods

What are some of the most destructive insects in the world?

The most destructive insect is the desert locust (Schistocera gregaria), the locust of the Bible; their habitat ranges from the dry and semi-arid regions of Africa and the Middle East through Pakistan and northern India. This short-horn grasshopper can eat its own weight in food a day, and during long migratory flights a large swarm can consume 20,000 tons (18,144,000 kilograms) of grain and vegetation a day.


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