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Europese treksprinkhaan Locusta migratoria

Foto: Roy Kleukers

Indeling

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. 

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Auteur(s)

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

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