oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The egg pods of some tropical African grasshoppers

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In the study of the population dynamics of any species of animal it is essential to be able to recognise that animal with certainty in all its stages. During investigations on the Red Locust, Nomadacris septem fasciata (Serville), in the Rukwa Valley, Tanganyika Territory, it became apparent that the egg pods of this species were not being accurately distinguished from those of other species of grasshopper. A study of the egg pods of the grasshoppers found in the Rukwa Valley was therefore undertaken.

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