Swarm Shift: How Locusts Switch Phases When Numbers Swell

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After swarms of the South American locust Schistocerca cancellata reappeared in 2015 for the first time in 60 years, a study on what drives their swarm behavior finds the insects’ population density acts as a trigger for a slew of biological and behavioral changes at the individual level.

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