This year, in occupied Crimea, they expect that the population of stout-bodied grasshopper, i.e. a kind of locust, will increase. The Calliptamus italicus will reproduce itself. That has been previously predicted by the Rosselkhoz Centre.
‘There will be a large-scale reproduction of the Locusta migratoria in Kalmykia, Crimea, Dagestan, North Ossetia, the Chechen Republic, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Rostov Regions, and Stavropol Territory. A large-scale reproduction and Moroccan locust population increase are predicted in Crimea, Volgograd and Rostov Oblasts as well as on Stavropol Territory’, the prediction reports.