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This is a list of locust species. These are Orthoptera that swarm and cause significant economic losses to agricultural crops.

Australian plague locust nymph (Fourth stage)
Dense hopper band of desert locust

Borderline speciesEdit

  • Senegalese grasshopper Oedaleus senegalensis - often displays locust-like behaviour in the Sahel region
  • Sudan plague locust Aiolopus simulatrix - occasionally behaves like a locust in eastern Sudan
  • High plains grasshopper Dissosteira longipennis-- display locust-like swarming behavior during the 1930s, but never since.


  • Steedman, Alison (Ed.) 1988. Locust Handbook (2nd Edn). London: Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute, 180p. (ISBN 0-85954-232-7)