South Russia he suffers voracious Asian invasion of locusts, RBC reports referring to local publications. In the "hottest" spots Stavropol dangerous agricultural pest population is up to 500 individuals per square meter. m locusts invaded Dagestan over 20 hectares, the area is growing.
Number of Asiatic locust (Locusta migratoria migratoria), called in the Bible "eighth plagues" this year due to increased global warming. Gathering in huge flocks, these insects can fly hundreds of miles in search of food. Locust damage almost all crops, but prefers cereal.
Specialists note that the southern regions of the country also faces another kind of grasshoppers — Italian locust (Calliptamus italicus).
Note that, while some parts of Russia plagued locusts, others suffer from forest fires — a quickening of which, incidentally, also played the role of climate change. Wrote yesterday, "Around the World", the area of forest fires blazing at present in Russia, is 618 hectares — this is three times more than last year.
The most difficult situation, because of the warm weather and the inaccessibility of many forest areas, there was now in Astrakhan, Volgograd, Irkutsk, Orenburg, Kursk, Moscow, Rostov and Saratov regions, Sakha Republic, Altai, Buryatia, Bashkortostan, Kalmykia and Udmurtia, and the Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk and Khabarovsk. As predicted by MOE, in the near future in most of these regions is high fire danger will remain.