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Migratory Locust

The migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) is large, heavily built, green or brown in the solitary form. It is the most widepsread locust species. It occurs throughout Africa, Asia and Australia.


Locusts are highly mobile, and usually fly with the wind at a speed of about 15-20 km/h. Swarms can travel about 5-130 km or more in a day.


Locust swarms can vary from less than one square kilometre to several hundred square kilometres with 40 to 80 million locust per square kilometre.


An adult locust can consume its own weight (about 2 grams) in fresh food per day. For every million locusts, one ton of food is eaten.


Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lens: Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro USM

Exposure: 1/125

Aperture: f/11

Focal Length: 100 mm

ISO Speed: 1600

Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote

Date & Time: 21 September 2009, 3.44pm


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Taken on September 22, 2009