Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

• Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

In the southern regions of Russia arrived uninvited guest - the locusts. Huge swarms of voracious insects destroy crops and crop any greens, which meet on the way. Flocks winged pests attacking Dagestan, Stavropol and Krasnodar, field Kalmykia Buriatia and Crimean. A swarm of locusts may be a couple of hours to destroy the whole field. Voracious insect eats everything that comes his way - chewing on a cane, cereals and vegetables.

Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

In early summer, a hotbed of the birth of locusts began to Stavropol and Krasnodar territory: from the warm winter frozen soil is not deep, and the conditions for the breeding of pests were favorable. Better terms locust Russian farmers have missed. Pest "stood on the wing" and is actively migrates to the southern regions.

Over time, even a small one survivor center turns into a huge flock of locusts become "fly" and devouring hectares of seedlings. One locust lays up to 300 larvae under the ground at a depth of 15-20 centimeters. Can not see them, and to fill tens of thousands of hectares of poison is simply impossible. Therefore, the processing goes from birth until they are "not up on the wing."

Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

The Moroccan locust (Dociostaurus maroccanus) - Orthoptera insect is widespread around the world, from the Canary Islands to Afghanistan. This kind of infestation is particularly voracious, fertility and the ability to migrate over long distances. Adult insects fly by 60 kilometers at a speed of 10 meters per second; their density on the ground can be 300 individuals per square meter. Especially the emergence of numerous schools have been linked to climatic conditions: Moroccan locusts actively proliferate during a very warm and dry spring.

Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

Locust great flocks falls on the field, devouring landing at an incredible rate decimating hundreds of hectares of wheat, barley, rye and other crops. Every day, one individual locusts eats the amount of plant food, equal to its own weight. If we consider that in a pack there will be several millions of these insects, you can imagine how much a pack need to feed.

Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

They suffer from the invasion of insects not only farmers. In many regions of Dagestan drivers have to go "to the touch." In the video, the track in Tarumovsky area trucker laid out in a social network, you can see how because of insect falls visibility on the road. In addition, the cars glide on crushed pests getting into an accident.

Locusts - a specialist in long-distance flights. It is known for its voracity, but uses energy very sparingly, flying "without charge" up to 80 km per day. In addition, expertly wielding locust wings in the air, completely controlling its flight. In the Bible, a locust attack - the eighth Egyptian plague, a sign for Pharaoh to allow Moses to lead the people out of Egypt.

Huge swarms of locusts attacked the southern regions of Russia

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