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Europese treksprinkhaan Locusta migratoria

Foto: Roy Kleukers


Acrididae [familie]
Locusta [genus] (1/1)
migratoria [soort]

In the past centuries the Migratory Locust dispersed in large swarms over northern Europe. Off-shoots of such swarms also reached The Netherlands, the last in 1932. Small sedentary colonies established themselves from time to time, and were found for several years in a row. The best known colony, on the Brunssummerheide, occurred on mar­shy places in heathland. The last records of Locusta migratoria date back to 1951, and therefore the species is now extinct in The Netherlands. 



Odé, B., Willemse, L.P.M., Wingerden, W.K.R.E. van, Nieukerken, E.J. van, Kleukers, R.M.J.C.