oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Recent outbreaks of the brown locust, Locustana pardalina (Walk), with special reference to the influence of rainfall
|Article Title||Recent outbreaks of the brown locust, Locustana pardalina (Walk), with special reference to the influence of rainfall|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Locust Control and Research, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1958|
|Pages||162 - 213|
|Keyword(s)||Brown locust, Locustana pardalina (Walk) and Rainfall|
This paper is essentially a continuation of the work of du Plessis (1938) who reviewed the history of brown locust outbreaks in South Africa from 1910 to 1938/39 and attempted at the same time to correlate them with fluctuations in the rainfall over the main outbreak areas. The present study covers a period of fourteen years from 1941l/42 to 1954/55 during which the brown locust increased from a very low level of infestation to a peak year of swarming in 1950/51 and finally became reduced to relatively small numbers again in 1954/55.
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