List of locust swarms


Locust swarms have been recorded throughout history. Those which have their own Wikipedia articles are listed here, but there are many more notable ones that have happened.

Swarm Year Location Size Type
Plagues of Egypt Not verified Egypt Desert locust
Albert's swarm 1875 United States 3.5 -12.5 trillion Rocky Mountain locust
1915 Ottoman Syria locust infestation 1915 Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria
2003–05 Africa locust infestation
2013 Madagascar locust infestation 2013 Madagascar billions migratory locust
January 2016 Argentinean locust swarm 2016 Argentina
2019–20 locust infestation 2019 Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Iran, India and Pakistan Desert locust