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Comparison of similar species

​The following pages allow users to directly compare photos of the three economically important species of locusts with species that they are most likely to be confused with. Major differences are listed to make identification easier.

Pest species Similar species
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Compare Australian plague locust with: Austroicetes spp.

Oedaleus australis

Heteropternis obscurella

Peakesia spp.

Urnisa guttulosa

Aiolopus thalassinus

Caledia captiva
Compare spur-throated locust with: Valanga irregularis

Bermius brachycelus
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Compare migratory locust with: Gastrimargus musicus

Oedaleus australis

Aiolopus thalassinus