oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A note on some mite parasites of Locusta migratoria migratorioides R. & F.

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In July, 1940 I received from Professor J. C. Faure, Director of Locust Research in Pretoria, a consignment of seven specimens of the African migratory locust, Locusta migratoria migratorioides R. & F., comprising two adult female and five adult male individuals. The stock from which these locusts were bred came originally from Van Rhynsdorp, Cape Province, but were hatched, and had presumably become infested with mite parasites, in cages at Pretoria. * The mites were of two species, each belonging to quite distinct and separate families, and both kinds occurred in very large numbers.

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