Photos of locust egg laying, egg pods and hatchings

Photographs of Australian plague locust (Chortoicetes terminifera) egg laying, egg pods and emerging nymphs.

 egg laying female locust
Ovipositing female Australian plague locust

Egg laying swarm of Australian plague locusts
Egg laying swarm of Australian plague locusts
Photo courtesy R. Eade, NSW LHPA

egg pod with froth plug at soil surface
Exposed locust egg pod with white froth plug at soil surface
The curved shape is typical of shallow autumn laid egg pods

Australian plague locust nymphs (3-4 mm long) emerging from soil
Locust nymphs (3-4 mm long) emerging from soil.
The white 'caps' are the remains of the egg yolk sac.
 

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