Taxon profile


Migratory Locust
Locusta migratoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Orthoptera - grasshoppers, crickets and katydids »  family Acrididae »  genus Locusta

Scientific synonyms

Gryllus (Locusta) migratorius Linnaeus, 1758
Acridium migratorium (Linnaeus, 1758)
Acridium plorans



Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Locusta migratoria burmana Ramme, 1951
subspecies Locusta migratoria capito Saussure, 1884
subspecies Locusta migratoria cinerascens Fabricius, 1781
subspecies Locusta migratoria manilensis (Meyen, 1835)
subspecies Locusta migratoria migratoria (Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Locusta migratoria migratorioides (Fairmaire & L.J. Reiche, 1849)
subspecies Locusta migratoria tibetensis Y. Chen, 1963

Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Locusta migratoria]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Locusta_migratoria]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Locusta migratoria (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [402382]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Locusta migratoria (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Kočárek P. a kol. (2013): Rovnokřídlí České republiky (Insecta: Orthoptera), Nakladatelství Academia, ISBN 978-80-200-2173-1 [as Locusta migratoria Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 11 December 2013

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