Locust and Grasshopper Egg Packets

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Locust and Grasshopper Egg Packets

 

the egg masses of Acridoidea (locusts and grasshoppers), which are sur-rounded by hardened foamy excretions of the accessory glands of the reproductive system and are encrusted by soil particles. It has the form of a cavity made in the soil by the ovipositor of the female. Since the form of the egg packet and the relationships of its individual parts is specific to each species, the egg packet can be used to determine the species of Acridoidea living in a particular area.

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