Cannibalism in the lifeboat — collective movement in Australian plague locusts

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Mass migration of locusts is an economically devastating and poorly understood phenomenon. Locust mass migration often follows rapid population growth because individuals must move to find new sources of locally depleted resources. In Mormon crickets and Desert locusts, cannibalistic interactions have been revealed as the driving force behind collective… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-011-1179-1

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