The Most Destructive Insect In The World

The single most destructive insect in the world is the desert locust from the dry and semi-arid regions of Africa. They are 4.5 – 6 cm long but can eat their own weight in food everyday. Certain weather conditions induce unimaginable numbers to gather in huge swarms that devour almost all vegetation in their path. In a single day a small swarm of 5o million locusts can eat food that would supply 500 people for a year! If these insects keep growing in numbers, they could be a huge danger to our food supplies.