A swarm of desert locusts in Kenya. File photo: ReutersA swarm of desert locusts in Kenya. File photo: Reuters
A swarm of desert locusts in Kenya. File photo: Reuters

Why locusts swarm: scientists identify scent that could be used as weapon against plagues

  • Scientists identify chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm
  • Discovery opens door to possible new ways to prevent the insects from devouring crops

Topic |   Science
A swarm of desert locusts in Kenya. File photo: ReutersA swarm of desert locusts in Kenya. File photo: Reuters
A swarm of desert locusts in Kenya. File photo: Reuters
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