The migratory locust, scientifically known as Locusta migratoria (Linnaeus, 1758), is a captivating insect species that has drawn the interest of scientists, farmers, and the general public. Recognized for its notorious swarming behavior, this insect has the potential to cause extensive damage to crops, leading to agricultural plagues and food shortages. However, beyond its reputation as a pest, the migratory locust is a subject of scientific fascination due to its intricate life cycle, remarkable ability to undergo rapid and dramatic transformations, and its crucial role within the ecosystems it inhabits. This review delves into various facets of L. migratoria, including its taxonomy, synonyms, common names, morphological and biological characteristics, ecology, geographical distribution, as well as the damages it inflicts and the measures taken for its control.

Article History

Received: Aug 15, 2023; Accepted: Sep 29, 2023; Published: Dec 31, 2023