Alert: grasshopper cloud has not formed since 1960

Grasshopper cloud has not formed since 1960

At least six decades ago, Argentina did not register a ‘cloud of locusts’, considered by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture as a ‘little-known plague’. It is estimated that the cloud that attacked rice paddies is 10 square kilometers and is made up of 400 million insects.

This Saturday, the folder reported that the cloud is in the province of Corrientes, 90 kilometers west of the city of Curuzú Cuaiatá – 100 kilometers west of Uruguaiana (RS), Brazil.

The locust (Schistocerca cancellata) is not a vector of disease and does not pose a risk to humans.