The birth of a desert locust swarm

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Did you know that Desert Locust breed in moist sandy soil and in low temperatures and their eggs usually hatch in about four weeks. Scientists believe the unusually high amount of rainfall East Africa received in late 2019 created a perfect storm for the current desert desert locust swarm in the Horn of Africa. They eat as much food as equivalent to their body mass. Large swarms can number up to 40 billion pests.TAKE A LOOK

 

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