The insects seen at Teknaf, Bangladesh are not locusts, but grasshoppers
Adnan Mahfuz Tazvir (class VIII – English version,
Motijheel Ideal school and college, Dhaka)
When the whole of Bangladesh was terrified by locusts, two scientific officers of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) informed good news.
The species of leaf-eating insect that was reported in Teknaf is actually a type of grasshopper. This class of insects is found almost all over the country. In fact, it is not a harmful insect. And in reality, it is not a locust.
Two scientific officers of BARI went to Teknaf on Saturday (03/05/2020) and confirmed this matter.
According to the Deputy Director of the Department Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Cox’s Bazar, the scientific officers went to the spot called Lombripara in Teknaf,
Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh and observed that these insects were not locusts.
In fact, they are a type of grasshopper. And the scientific name of these insects is Animalia Cerifera’. The Locust’s scientific name is Schistocerca gregaria.