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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Mass outbreaks of nymphs occur and destroy the vegetation where they hatch. Saranchovye – ekologiya i mery bor’by [edited by Nikitina, M. Previously it had only been possible to use mycoinsecticides in humid environments such as glasshouses against aphid pests.

At the other extreme, overgrazing and deforestation in some areas provide a favourable environment for the species to thrive and remain destructive. Species categorized as Endangered EN. Close Find out more.

Dociostaurus maroccanus – Wikipedia

It lives a solitary existence but in some years its numbers increase sharply, and it becomes gregarious and congregates to form swarms which can cause devastation in agricultural areas. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.


The nymphs “hoppers” resemble wingless adults. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It is present in west and central Europe, i.

In Spain, experiments were carried out using the entomopathogenic bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis.

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Gomphocerinae Agricultural pest insects Insects described in Investigation on bioecological characteristics of Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.

Moral de la Vega Jdel, Barrier spray treatment with diflubenzuron ULV against gregarious hopper bands of the Moroccan locust Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg Orthoptera: Entomopathogenic microorganisms of locusts in Uzbekistan.

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The young larvae only eat the leaves of their host plants. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Title Male Caption Male D.

Increase in locust numbers usually occurs when temperatures exceed average and docioshaurus is below normal; in the distribution area of the Moroccan Locust, spring rainfall from March to May is about mm. On pronotum, there is yellowish or whitish cruciform figure, with narrow striae not extending behind transversal furrow. Adults from solitary and gregarious phases show morphometric and chromatic differences, the first being smaller, with a higher ratio of the femur and elytra lengths, brighter general body colour and black spots on the hind femora and elytra more marked.


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. Sign In or Create an Account.

Manipulation of embryonic development and laboratory rearing of the Mediterranean locust Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunberg. Species categorized as Near Threatened NT. This marlccanus was last edited on 16 Decemberat Title Male showing wings.

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Quesada-Moraga and Santiago-Alvarez a studied the susceptibility of D. Without understanding and being able to predict this variability, confidence and widespread uptake of this green alternative may be affected Klass et al.

ULV in the control of Acridoidea.