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Locust PLAGUE threatens Africa: UN warns 7 million people at risk from ravenous insects

Under favourable conditions, the swarms can travel between three and 80 miles or more in a single day.

The FAO said: “Locusts can stay in the air for long periods of time.

“For example, locusts regularly cross the Red Sea, a distance of 300km.

“In the past, there have been some spectacular and very long-distance swarm migrations, for example from North-West Africa to the British Isles in 1954 and from West Africa to the Caribbean, a distance of 5,000km in about ten days in 1988.”

Recently, a number of mature swarms have invaded Eritrea and have spread across the Red Sea coast and highland areas.

Source:Daily Express :: Science Feed

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