The Very Hungry Grasshoppers

November 21, 2014 by Drader

Grasshoppers – and their cousins the desert locusts – do tremendous damage to grain crops like wheat and corn as well as to rangeland grasses used to feed livestock. They can literally devour everything in sight as shown in these photos taken in our hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico this summer. At the time, Albuquerque was experiencing the worst infestation of grasshoppers in 20 years. They were so thick, they were detected on weather radar.

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New Mexico rangeland before grasshoppers.
New Mexico rangeland before grasshoppers.
New Mexico rangeland after grasshoppers.
New Mexico rangeland after grasshoppers.


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