the insects' bodies and how
sociable they became.
"Locusts switch into swarm behavior based on two cues: when they see and
smell other locusts for an extended period or when their hind legs are
Just so you know: when locusts are green (above) they are feeling mellow, when dark-colored they are ready to party.
Photo by Tim Fayle
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.
When I search locusts, like the one pictured here, I find what people in my area have always called grasshoppers. What people in my area refer to as locusts (the ones that swarm every 7 years), seem to be cicadas. I suppose they're all closely related? I'm researching, but I'd appreciate if anyone knows the answer.