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Spur-throated locust (Austracris guttulosa)

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The spur-throated locust can be readily distinguished from other pest species of locusts and grasshoppers by its large size and the presence of a spur between the front legs... Plagues of spur-throated locusts are less frequent than other pest species of locusts; migrations can occur into cropping areas... Once locusts have fledged or are 'flying', aerial spraying of agricultural chemicals is the only efficient method of control...
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