Desert Locust outbreak in Mauritania (1 May – 25 October 2016)

from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on 25 Oct 2016 View Original


Locusts will decline in southeast Mauritania as a few remaining groups form and move to the northwest where they will supplement egg-laying that started during the last week of September. Second-generation hatching that commenced in early October will continue until about early November, giving rise to hopper groups and bands throughout November.

Fledging is expected to commence during the first week of November and continue until about mid-December, giving rise to immature adult groups and swarms from about mid-November onwards. Seasonal rainfall predictions suggest slightly above average rainfall in November and December that should allow the continuation of favourable conditions for locust breeding and survival.