Migratory Locust swarm in Madagascar, Isalo National Park

May 2013

Dense Malagasy Migratory Locust swarm in transit between the mountains of the Isalo National Park.

Swarm in transit between the outbreak and invasion areas. They are moving from the South to the North of Madagascar, leaving the areas where the vegetation is already dry looking for more attractive habitats. The Migratory Locust can travel over long distances to find green vegetation where to overwinter during the cool and dry season.

Author: FAO/Tiphaine Desjardin