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When solitary locusts get together, they do more than hang out.
They started by identifying chemicals that gregarious locusts pump out.
Scientists weren’t sure what coaxed solitary migratory locusts of another species, Locusta migratoria, to congregate.
This year, East Africa is experiencing its worst locust plague in decades.
Traps laced with 4VA could concentrate locusts and make treatment with insecticides or pathogens much easier, especially if 4VA acts as an attractant in other species as well, like the desert locust.
It proved alluring to locusts of all sexes and ages, including both solitary and gregarious forms.
When conditions are right, solitary locusts begin congregating and transmogrifying into their “gregarious” form, becoming a bigger, more aggressive eating machine.
Alternatively, locusts genetically engineered to lack this 4VA detector, and thus less likely to swarm, could also be introduced into populations as a control measure.
This is the locust tree, and May is its time for leafing out in the tenderest of greens.
AMONG THE TREES AT ELMRIDGEELLA RODMAN CHURCH
The Locust, or Carob Bean, is now largely used by the stock-feeder.
THE STOCK-FEEDER'S MANUALCHARLES ALEXANDER CAMERON